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Halyard Adds Drainage System to Enteral Line
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Gastric draining or venting may help alleviate nausea, vomiting, pain, bloating, and discomfort in people on tube feeding who have poor gastric motility. In the spring of 2017, Halyard Health released a closed drainage system, including a drainage bag and connective tubing, designed specifically for the drainage and collection of gastrointestinal tract contents from patients using an enteral device. The system, Halyard says, “replaces the need for makeshift drainage products while helping to prevent caregiver and patient exposure to gastric contents.”

The bag is designed to hang from the side of a bed or chair with its bedside hanger, and can be reused multiple times within a twenty-four-hour period. Halyard says, “The large (18 Fr) clear tubing facilitates gastric drainage and allows for visualization of its contents. It can be used with any type of ENFit® feeding tube and utilizes ENFit connectors…for a secure connection to extension tubing.” The system has a vent that helps to relieve gastric pressure and air build-up, and prevent gastrointestinal tract contents and fluid from leaking.

 The drainage system fresh out of the package

These bags do not replace Halyard’s Farrell Valve bags, which allow for venting while feeding and are designed to collect gastric residual for refeeding. Halyard is not recommending refeeding from the new drainage bag. At the present time, you can buy the Enteral Drainage System out-of-pocket from Halyard Health or from your DME. For more information, visit www.halyardhealth.com/digestivehealth, or call (844) 425-9273.


Oley member Mary S. has been using the bags since this summer and says, “I’m so pleased Halyard listened to what we [tube feeding consumers] were saying and came up with a drainage bag that actually attaches to a G or G-J tube. I no longer need to jury-rig something with a urinary or ostomy bag.”

 The new drainage system in use
Mary eats minimally and selectively, and drains continuously. She has found that anything the “consistency of an egg yolk will go through [the Enteral Drainage System]. Anything thicker won’t.” When she ate berries, she says, the seeds caused the drainage tube to clog. She now avoids this type of food, but finds the convenience is worth the sacrifice.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

LifelineLetter, November/December 2017

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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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