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Kimberly-Clark’s MIC* PEG Feeding Tube design will help eliminate problems associated with unintentional pullouts and deliver the security you and your patients expect.
Accidental PEG Dislodgement is an estimated $23 Million Problem in the U.S.1
Unintentional pullouts can lead to emergency room visits, surgical consultations and replacement tubes costing thousands of dollars, valuable time, needless patient anguish and life-threatening events.1
We Put Feeding Tube Removal in the Right Hands – YOURS.
“Many of my patients are older and frail. Unfortunately, it’s too easy for them to accidently pull their feeding tubes out. I need a solution that won’t jeopardize their health nor take me away from other patients who need me.”
Kimberly-Clark’s MIC* PEG Feeding Tube design will help eliminate these problems and deliver the security you and your patients expect. Fewer dislodgements means:
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Laboratory tests show Kimberly-Clark* MIC* PEG Feeding Tubes collapse for traction removal but require more force than other tubes.2
• According to a recent study, PEG pullouts cost more than $20,000 in additional health care charges not including individual physician charges, hospital days, transportation, and additional time and administrative costs associated with these events. 1
• The vast majority of PEG pullouts require an emergency department visit, a level 3 surgical consultation, a replacement gastrostomy tube and a radiographic confirmation of tube positioning. 1
• In early tube dislodgement, the stomach may separate from the abdominal wall and the open gastrostomy may leak gastric contents into the peritoneal cavity. 1
Discover the unique advantages of the MIC* PEG feeding tube.
1 Late accidental dislodgement of a percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy tube: an underestimated burden on patients and the health care system, by Laura H. Rosenberger, Timothy Newhook, Bruce Schirmer and Robert G. Sawyer. Received: 16 March 2011 / Accepted: 2 April 2011 / Published online: 2 May 2011.
2 Data on file. Retention Values for Competitor PEG Tubes Report.
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