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|Tube Feeding Tips: Flexi-Trak Tapes|
Flexible Tube Holder
For those of us who are uncomfortable using stiff tube anchor devices, there is a new product from Convatec called “Flexi-Trak Tapes.” They hold a tube in place with a BandAid-like tape. (The tape is hypoallergenic, but if you have sensitive skin, try applying a skin prep powder to the area before using the tape.) The tube lays between two clear adhesive tabs that can be opened and closed to allow the tube freedom for flushing etc. They can be opened 10-12 times before they need to be changed (usually three to four days). They are Medicare approved and come in two sizes: 1” and 2” wide tabs. I have showered and swam with these and they stayed in place. Ask your healthcare supplier for some samples to try.