Posts Tagged ‘how to use feeding tube’

Caring for Your Food Pump at Home

Friday, June 3rd, 2011

Food pump cleaning instructions

Your child’s food pump alarm is going off. Again. What do the alarms mean, and how can you most efficiently keep food pumps clean and operating smoothly?


Infusion Nursing Coordinator Gail Fields, RN, takes you through basic cleaning steps, helpful tips, recognizing pump alarms, and how to turn down the alarm volume on your child’s food pump. We only advise making the alarm quieter for little ones who startle easily.

Food pump door replacement, battery info

Gail also shows you how to replace the door on your child’s food pump and explains details of the food pump battery, including how long it should hold a charge, troubleshooting tips, and charging cable options.

Remember, PHS clinicians are available 24 hours a day/7 days a week to help with your child’s food pump: 651-642-1825.

How do you clean and maintain your food pump? Any tips to share? We welcome your input.

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.