Tube feed 65ml/hr tube feed liquid 45ml auto flush of water every hour...

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Tube feed 65ml/hr tube feed liquid 45ml auto flush of water every hour flush how long 1000ml bag empty? On a pump.

If I hang a 1000mL bag at 6pm - 8am and again the next night 6pm - 8am. How long will it take to empty the full 1000mL bag.

MunoRN, RN

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You're talking about two different bags (tube feed bag/bottle and water bag / bottle) so I'm not clear what you're asking.

The tube feeding bag / bottle should last a little over 15 hours if it is a 1 liter bag / bottle, and the water bag / bottle should last a little over 22 hours if it is a 1 liter bag / bottle.

monica mcgovern, BSN

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Two diff bags on a tube feed pump.

 

MunoRN, RN

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2 hours ago, monica mcgovern said:

Two diff bags on a tube feed pump.

 

So when you ask how long it would take to empty the full 1000ml bag, the 1000 ml bag of what?

monica mcgovern, BSN

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I see. I meant 1000ml tube feed and seperate bag for auto flush on a kangaroo pump. 

MunoRN, RN

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If you hung a 1000ml tube feeding at 6pm running at 65ml per hour then that would run until the time you're saying the feeding is prescribed to finish, 8 am, with some left over (which would be discarded since tube feeding is usually only good for 24 hours once hung).  

monica mcgovern, BSN

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Manufacturer says once spiked it can hang 48 hours. Nestle health science brand. Use for a maximum of 48 hrs after connection. 

So the 14 hrs 6pm-8am including the automatic 45ml flushes ever hour. For a kangaroo pump set up. 

JadedCPN, BSN, RN

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3 hours ago, monica mcgovern said:

Manufacturer says once spiked it can hang 48 hours. Nestle health science brand. Use for a maximum of 48 hrs after connection. 

So the 14 hrs 6pm-8am including the automatic 45ml flushes ever hour. For a kangaroo pump set up. 

This might be what the manufacturer says but many facilities have stricter policies than the manufacturers. For instance, every hospital I have worked at made you discard the old bag and get a new one at the 24 hour mark.