Standard Test Methods for Enteral Feeding Devices with a Retention Balloon
|Standards number:||ASTM F2528-06R14|
|Keywords:||balloon; balloon concentricity; balloon integrity; balloon shaft size; burst; enteral feeding, enteral feeding device with retention balloon; flow rate; gastric fluid; inflation system integrity; lumen; performance requirements|
1.1 These test methods cover the establishment of performance requirements for the utilization of a single-use, enteral feeding device with a retention balloon, used by medical professionals for providing a means of nutrition and/or administration of medication to patients by means of natural orifice (nasal, oral, transluminal) and or a surgically created stoma. The product is manufactured in various sizes and materials such as silicone, urethane, and various polymers (as well as combinations of these) and is provided nonsterile for sterilization and sterile for single use only. Rationale for these test methods can be found in Appendix X1.
1.2 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and to determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.