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This is a discussion on Syringes that fit Mic-Key button g-tube in Private Duty Nursing, part of Nursing Specialties ... i care for a brother and sister who both each have mic-key buttons for g-tube access. we ran out of...by WI_home_RN Oct 20, '10i care for a brother and sister who both each have mic-key buttons for g-tube access. we ran out of syringes that fit into the mic-key button to give meds directly into the g-tube. mom states that the kids' medicaid is no longer paying for such an item (???).
does anyone know a medical supply company that i can obtain 10 cc syringes for giving medication thru the g-tube that actually fits the mic-key button? i've ordered two different types from two different companies and each time the tip of the syringe was too large to fit. my second order, i even talked to a customer service rep who assured me the enteral 10 cc syringe we talked about would fit the mic-key button.
i know i shouldn't have to order supplies like this but mom is dragging her feet about these medication syringes and we really need them so i'm just gonna bite the bullet and buy a supply for the home myself. i just need direction as to what to get.
i even contacted the family's home supply company and they were unable to give me the name and order number for these syringes as they were not listed in their computer. i just don't know how or where to look anymore!!
thanks in advance for your help
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- Oct 25, '10 by joprasklpntry using the mic-key extensions instead of using the port. may be a little more time consuming, but at least the kids will get the meds they need.
- Oct 27, '10 by WI_home_RNQuote from joprasklpnWe've been having to do this and the meds plug up the tubing and the g-tube every time. So much easier to push meds thru the syringe. My home coordinator is going to look into ordering for us tomorrow syringes and the Mic-Key button extension sets for bolus because Mom just hasn't been ordering ANYTHING lately and we are so badly in need of supplies. I just don't understand why Mom just doesn't let us do the ordering her. At my other job assignment, us nurses do all the monthly ordering and it goes so much smoother. We know what we need, the family doesn't! Sorry for the vent but its so frustrating!!try using the mic-key extensions instead of using the port. may be a little more time consuming, but at least the kids will get the meds they need.
- Nov 4, '10 by rn2b10My patient has a mickey gb and we attach these little red things to the tips of the syringes so that it fits into the g-button. i have no idea what they are called though. sorry =(
- Nov 5, '10 by WI_home_RNQuote from rn2b10I finally found some syringes that actually fit! So excited! I know, the smallest things can make me happy But, in talking with some colleagues yesterday about my find, we were discussing how and why these syringes just don't come all universally fit. I didn't know they make a "universal fitter" connector in the form of a "red thingy" to make it work tho! That's great news! If in the future we have a problem finding syringes again, I can also look for these to do the job. Thanks for the tip!!My patient has a mickey gb and we attach these little red things to the tips of the syringes so that it fits into the g-button. i have no idea what they are called though. sorry =(
- Nov 13, '10 by systolyI'm glad you got it worked out. Mickey extensions come in different sizes (diameter). One of each usually comes in the box with a Mickey button. Do the meds plug up even the large tube ?
- Oct 12, '11 by abrightluer slip syringes will fit into the mic-key 14 fr and a 18fr button
- Oct 17, '11 by SDALPNSlip tip fits all sizes of Mic-key buttons. If the medication is too thick, add water (flush). If its because you are crushing pills, see if you can get the med at a compounding pharmacy in liquid form. If its already in liquid form, tell the pharmacy the problem you are having and see if they can make it thinner.
- Nov 4, '11 by Jakobsnurse1281I just wanted to add, being in a pedi home care setting, a awesome home/infusion supply company that alot of my pedi kids use is a company called ThriveRx. If your kids parents are struggling to get supplys for their enteral or TPN kiddo, give them this company, cause they can get parents anything they want as far as supplies and pumps go, and they are nationwide, just need to make sure they take their insurance. I personally love when they come drop supply's off for my kids...it's nice to have always have items I need to do my job...
- Nov 5, '11 by SDALPNThey aren't around here.
All of the companies can get most any item for supplies that they "want" to get. Its not about if they can get the supply. Its about the profit they make from the supply. If they aren't able to make a profit, they will just say its unavailable. They will also say that if the product you want is too expensive and a cheaper option is available.