• 1 Department of Anaesthesiology, University of Malaya, Faculty of Medicine, Kuala Lumpur
  • 2 Departments of Anaesthesiology and Microbiology, University of Malaya, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya, 59700 Kuala Lumpur.
Med J Malaysia, 1994 Mar;49(1):62-7.
PMID: 8057993


A closed enteral delivery system consisting of a cardboard tetrapack containing the sterile ready-to-use liquid feed and an independent sterile administration set, has been devised. We found bacterial contamination within 24 hours in this system in patients on ventilatory support in intensive care. This emphasises the need for meticulous care in handling enteral feeding systems to prevent environmental contamination.

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