To Use the Button and Adapter
This article has been archived.
Please use for reference only.
Penn Home Infusion Team
University of Pennsylvania Health System
Last Modified: November 1, 2001
You will need the following supplies:
- 60 cc syringe
- Feeding device adaptor
The button kit comes with the following two feeding adaptor tubes:
- The harder adaptor with the 90 degree angle tip can be used for continuous feedings or intermittent feedings.
- The softer adaptor with the straight tip is used only for intermittent feedings, intermittent medication administration, or routine flushing of the button.
Most people prefer to use the adaptor with the 90 degree angle connector for feedings.
To attach the adaptor:
- Hold one wing of the button and push the feeding tube adaptor into the button. Do not push upon your abdomen; extreme pressure could force the button into your abdomen.
Removing the Button Adapter
- Fill a 60 cc syringe with 60 cc tap water. Slowly push the water into the adaptor.
- Remove syringe and adaptor.
- Replace cap on button.
- Remove the adaptor after each use.
- The syringe may be used for one week. After this time, row it away and use a new one.
ACS: Room for Improvement in Cancer Prevention, Detection
Apr 12, 2013 - Despite improvements in aspects of cancer prevention and early detection, more systematic efforts to reduce tobacco use and obesity, and expand the use of screening tests could prevent much of the suffering and death of cancer, according to a report published online April 11 by the American Cancer Society.
Frequently Asked Questions
National Cancer Institute
Blogs and Web Chats
OncoLink Blogs give our readers a chance to react to and comment on key cancer news topics and provides a forum for OncoLink Experts and readers to share opinions and learn from each other.
Facing a new cancer diagnosis or changing the course of your current treatment? Let our cancer nurses help you through!