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Enteral feeding pumps

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by megcourt megcourt (New Member) New Member

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In our NICU, we currently use medfusion pumps to deliver feedings over 30 minutes to 1 hour (the same pumps we use to deliver medications). Does anyone utilize medfusion pumps in this manner or do you use neonatal feeding pumps? If you use feeding pumps, what brand are you using and do you like them?

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NeoPediRN has 6 years experience and specializes in Pediatrics, ER.

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We use Kangaroo pumps

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iHeartNICU specializes in NICU.

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We also use the medfusion pumps for our feedings and medications. We do use different tubing though for our feedings and our meds. The tubing for the feeding is orange.

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Coffee Nurse has 10 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in NICU.

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The vast majority of our feeds go on the syringe pumps as we use for meds. Occasionally we'll use Kangaroos for continuous feeds or large bolus feeds.

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BittyBabyGrower is a MSN, RN and specializes in NICU, PICU, educator.

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We use the medfusion pumps for feeds 60ml and less, anything over 60 goes on a kangaroo. We gravity feed a lot of our smaller kids.

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heymama1plus1 has 11 years experience and specializes in NICU.

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Gravity for small bolus volumes, medfusions for volumes

We also have the enteral feeding set with the orange end that won't fit into a med line (to avoid errors). We use separate pumps labeled for meds and feeds; we don't use the same pump for cleanliness reasons and to avoid errors.

HTH!

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NICU_babyRN is a BSN, RN and specializes in NICU.

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We use a new "enteral only" feeding system with syringes and extensions that only connect to the system and nothing else. But we use baxter syringe pumps to deliver

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