Often called a feeding or eating tube, machinery that compels liquid and semisolid paste into the stomach is essential for feeding both unconscious patients as well as conscious patients who lack control of their hands or jaw muscles. While a plastic tube can last a long time and resist stomach acid, it does pay to replace it now and then for the sake of sanitation and the fact that plastic can degrade a little.

Get your tubes and related equipment from an online retailer that provides replaceable parts that do not require a license to replace or operate. This can be much cheaper than purchasing basic supplies through the hospital system or a local retailer that might mark up items that ought to be quite a bit cheaper. A feeding tube does not always have to be connected to a machine; some are designed to insert liquid food using the force of gravity. Check out the legitimate and healthy options.