I am a first time visitor to Tube Talk and I
stumbled on a posting about the softwick drain sponge. I have used them too, but
find that they can fray and leave strings/lint pieces in the wound area. May I
suggest the Kendall
Excilon® split drain sponge. They are a similar product: a
4” x 4” pre-cut drain sponge that will fit nicely around a g-tube, but they hold
up better and don’t fall apart. They are excellent for trachesotomy care as
well-one place where you surely don’t want excess lint!