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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.

—Barbara Witt,
Sparta, WI
(608) 269-2173 or
wluckybucky@aol.com

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Updated in 2015 with a generous grant from Shire, Inc. 

 

This website was updated in 2015 with a generous grant from Shire, Inc. This website is an educational resource. It is not intended to provide medical advice or recommend a course of treatment. You should discuss all issues, ideas, suggestions, etc. with your clinician prior to use. Clinicians in a relevant field have reviewed the medical information; however, the Oley Foundation does not guarantee the accuracy of the information presented, and is not liable if information is incorrect or incomplete. If you have questions please contact Oley staff.
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