Occlusion Clearing Systems
Tubes Clog – It's That Simple
Research shows that feeding and decompression tubes clog on a regular basis – for nasoenteral (NE) small bore feeding tubes, the occlusion rate is approximately 25%*. If they remain occluded, patients can go without food or medication for hours or even days. Actuated Medical designs and manufactures tube clearing solutions that remove clogs in–patient. Our systems:
- Reduces interruptions to feeding and medication regimens.
- Healthcare practitioners stay focused on patient care, not hardware issues.
- Potential savings of time and money - see how much by trying our Saving Calculator at TubeClear.com/ROI
All Actuated Medical products are designed, tested and manufactured under an FDA compliant, ISO–certified quality control system.
Actuated Medical's first product line in this arena is TubeClear.
Our patented technology uses proprietary mechanical motion
that clears clogs while the tube remains in–patient. TubeClear
helps clinicians rapidly clear tubes without the expense and risk
of tube replacement.
The system contains a reusable Control Box and single–use
Clearing Stems that:
- Are designed for specific feeding and decompression tubes.
- Have rounded and flexible tips to prevent tube damage.
- Are color–coded for easy selection.
- Includes a Collar to limit insertion depth.
Available for sale worldwide, TubeClear is FDA cleared and CE Marked
specific to nasoenteral (NE), nasogastric (NG), gastrostomy (G), and
jejunostomy (J) feeding and decompression tubes.
To find a Distributor who serves your area, visit TubeClear.com, email us
or call +1 814–355–0003 x117.
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Clearing NE, NG, G, and J tubes is just the beginning. Several new TubeClear
Control Boxes and Clearing Stems are pending FDA clearance:
- Clearing Stems for the most popular tubes including Gastro–Jejeunal (GJ)
and Naso–Jejeunal (NJ).
- Battery Powered Control Box.
- Handheld Control Box.
These works are/were partially supported by the National Science Foundation Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant No. 0923861, National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Child Health & Human Development SBIR grant No. HD065365 and Telemedicine and Advanced Technology Research Center (TATRC) at the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command (USAMRMC) grant Nos. W81XWH–11–2–0099 and W81XWH–11–2–0116. The views, opinions and/or findings contained in this work are those of Actuated Medical, Inc. and should not be construed as an official government position, policy or decision unless so designated by other documentation.
* L.M. Lord, NP, MS, CNSN, "Maintaining Hydration and Tube Patency in Enteral Tube Feedings", Safe Practices in Patient Care, Saxe Communications, 2012.
TubeClear is intended for use by Licensed Healthcare Practitioners.