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Tube Feeding Tips: Holding and Securing Tubes
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Suggestions for Holding/Securing Tubes

Note that the information provided here is designed to support, not replace, the relationship between the HPEN consumer and his or her physician. All issues, ideas, suggestions, etc. should be discussed with your health care provider prior to use. Medical information is reviewed by clinicians in a relevant field, but inclusion here does not imply endorsement by the Oley Foundation.

Many of these ideas were sent to us by Oley members. Where applicable, click on “member advice” to read the original suggestion.

Do you have another approach or product that works for you? Send your ideas to Lisa Metzger, metzgel@mail.amc.edu or The Oley Foundation, 214 Hun Memorial, MC-28, Albany Medical Center, Albany, NY 12208. We’d love to expand this useful resource.


  • AMT clamp: securely holds G- and J-tubes to extension tubing, preventing disconnects and leakage. Available at www.amtinnovation.com

  • Beata Clasp®: (member advice) a latex-free, foam device that clamps to bedrails, IV poles, and other surfaces and allows individual tubes to fit through circular grooves, preventing tubing misconnections. To purchase, contact the company at (800) 796-5840; info@beataclasp.com; or www.beataclasp.com.

  • Clips: (member advice) an alternative to Velcro pouches and straps that holds dangling end of tube.

  • Feeding Tube Holders & Clamps: (member advice) device holds tube up and away from the waist, while the clamp secures the tubing in a closed position during feedings. Available for purchase at www.easyfeedingtube.com.

  • ConvaTec FLEXI-TRAK®: (member advice) a hypo-allergenic, BandAid-like tape that holds tubes in place on the skin. Available at www.convatec.com.

  • HIDE-A-TUBE Gastronomy belt: for more information call Linda at (435) 654-2068.

  • Utility Grip”: works in a similar fashion to the Makeshift G-tube Holder”. You loop your tubing, wrap the Velcro clip around the loop, and use the clip to attach the bundled tubing to your shirt, underwear, or other clothing. Its like a childs mitten clip with a piece of Velcro attached to hold the bundled tubing out of the way. Sold at the Mayo Clinic Store for $5.45 each. Call toll-free at (888) 303-9354.


Updated 12/10/14

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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.

 

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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