Bite-sized learning - reduce the risk of stoma closures by using licenced EN-Plugs

EN-Plugs are designed and licensed to keep stomas (openings in the body) from closing when a gastrostomy device has fallen out.  

It is important that EN-Plugs are used for this rather than a urinary catheter or a NG tube, as these are unlicensed for this purpose. The EN-Plug preserves the gastrostomy tract in case of gastrostomy tubes becoming dislodged.

Using a urinary catheter or a NG tube also costs more, so there are both licensing and cost implications for us.

More information about EN-Plugs is attached.

Any questions please contact nutrition specialist nurse Andrea Byrne on 07717 483 529.

If you have any learning that you would like to share through CHFT weekly, please contact Laura Malik at HRI on ext. 2755 or e-mail laura.malik@cht.nhs.uk