In the ICU that I work in we have recently switched from "Zassi" rectal tubes to Bard tubes. I really wish that I could make a combination of these two systems. I like the Zassi tubes because you could block the lumen to give medications rectally. I didn't like the Zassi because the ports and the little "strappy" things inevitably were laying under the patient causing skin breakdown. I like the Bard system because you simply detach the drainage bag and put a new one on rather than emptying liquid stool into a graduate. The ports are far down the tube away from the patient. But I miss the little port on the Zassi where you could easily collect a stool sample. It seems like the Bard system leaks less that the Zassi.And I don't even want to talk about mushrooms and foley bags...they are a big joke someone played on nurses.Any thoughts?