Mic-Key® - Home use and maintenance

Recommended daily maintenance: 

  1. Wash skin around stoma daily as part of morning or evening hygiene. The skin around the stoma must be kept dry and clean.
  2. Flush the connecting tubes with 10-20 ml of water before and after each feeding.


Recommended weekly maintenance:

  1. Check that the balloon has the correct water level once weekly.
  2. Put in new connecting tube once weekly (or more often, depending on use).


Recommended bi-weekly maintenance: 

  1. Remove Mic-Key® from stoma, wash in tepid soapy water, rinse and dry thoroughly.

    Note: Use two alternating Mic-Keys®, for quicker and easier maintenance and switches.


Recommended bi-monthly maintenance:

  • Consider and treat Mic-Key® as an eating implement
  • Replace therefore Mic-Key® every second month, as it may become discoloured and the non-return valve may become weakened.

    Note: If pain or discomfort is experienced during feeding, stop feeding and contact nurse or doctor.

Good advice

  1. Adjust the correct stoma length using Mic-Key® measuring staff. Always keep a measuring staff available.

  2. Create regular routines when maintaining Mic-Key®, for instance:
    - Check balloon for correct water level every Monday.
    - Remove Mic-Key® for washing and cleaning every other Monday

  3. Employ and keep in mind proper food hygiene standards in all maintenance of and feeding through Mic-Key®. No sterile procedures are necessary