If the pump has been stored for any period of time, it should be plugged into the mains to recharge the battery before commencing enteral feeding. The battery will be completely charged after approximately 6 hours.
It is in general safe to use older pumps when they have undergone a service-check. All pumps must be serviced either by one of Nutricia’s external service partners or by the hospital using the Flocare Service Suitcase every 2 years as recommended and indicated on the pump. Only authorized personnel is allowed to perform the service check on Flocare pumps.
It is not necessary to service the pump in-between 2 patients if the pump is still within next service check date. However, normal pump cleaning and disinfection should be done in-between patients to avoid cross- via the pump and to ensure the patients receive a pump in pristine condition.
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