The Enteral Nutrition Team at Upstate HomeCare strives to enhance the lives of patients undergoing enteral nutrition therapy. We are a full-service provider of enteral pumps, nutritional formulas, feeding tubes, and more.

Educational Resources

Do you have a backup way to feed?

  1. Turn pump on (press and hold ON/OFF button)
  2.  Allow pump to go through power-up sequence
  3.  Confirm rate and dose
  4. Pour formula into the bag and hang the bag on an IV pole
  5. Open (un-clamp or un-cap) your feeding tube
  6. Insert the tip on the end of the tubing into the patient’s feeding tube (make sure it is secure)
  7. Press Run

Key Features:

The pump will run nearly 24-hours once fully charged. It will beep and the pump will read “Low Battery” when there is 1-hour of charge remaining. The pump will then shut off automatically.
Be sure to see the word “RUN” with a circle moving around it on the screen to confirm that the pump is running.

For pump technical support 24/7 call 800.970.2337

  1. Remove gravity bag from outer packaging. Close the roller clamp (roll down)
  2.  Pour formula into the bag and hang it on the IV pole
  3. Remove plastic cover from the tip of the feeding set
  4. Squeeze drip chamber to fill halfway with formula
  5. Open the roller clamp (roll-up) to fill the tubing with formula, then close the roller clamp (roll down)
  6. Open (un-clamp or un-cap) your feeding tube
  7. Insert the tip on the end of the tubing into the patient’s feeding tube (make sure it is secure)
    • Opening roller clamp makes the formula run faster
    • Closing roller clamp slows it down
  8.  Open roller clamp (roll-up) and start feeding
  9. It is best to sit upright in a chair, propped up in bed, or on the couch in a half-sitting position
  10. At the end of the feeding; close (reclamp or recap) your feeding tube
  1. Remove the plunger from the syringe
  2. Open (un-clamp or un-cap) your feeding tube
  3. Attach the syringe directly to your feeding tube; pour formula as directed into the syringe
  4. Disconnect the syringe from the feeding tube
  5. At the end of the feeding; close (reclamp or recap) your feeding tube

Have a question for an Enteral Specialist?

Patient Resource Links

Find support groups and learn more about the manufacturers of our enteral pumps and formulas.

Common Questions (FAQ)

Have questions? We have answers for you! Find the answers to the most commonly asked questions here.