Posts Tagged ‘feeding tube’

Step-by-step Farrell Valve bag instructions

Friday, May 20th, 2011

Your child needs nutrition and good calories through his or her enteral feedings—not excess air bubbles. A key part of a feeding system is a Farrell Valve bag, which removes excess bubbles for more reliable feedings. Your child has less bloating and is more comfortable during and after feedings.

Watch PHS Dietitian Janelle Peterson show how to set up, use, clean, and store a Farrell Valve bag:

Of course if you have any questions about any aspect of your child’s feeding system, contact any PHS clinician.

Do you use a Farrell Valve bag in your system? Any tips to share? We welcome your input.

How to unclog feeding tubes with Clog Zapper

Thursday, April 28th, 2011

If your child uses a feeding tube, you know it helps conveniently provide necessary nutrition and sometimes medications. But not when it’s clogged. Clogged feeding tubes interrupt important feedings and can cause frustration and discomfort. To keep lines clear, PHS and many of our families use the Clog Zapper .

Clog Zapper is convenient and easy to use.  In this video, PHS Dietician Janelle Peterson, RD, LD, CNSD, takes you step-by-step through using the product to keep your child on track and avoid replacing feeding tubes.

Thanks, Janelle!

Find other helpful video on the PHS YouTube channel.

Have you used Clog Zapper or other tube clog production? Any tips to share? We’d love to hear about it.