ISMP's Targeted Medication Safety Best Practices for Hospitals - 4. Medications that are not commercially available in unit dose packaging are dispensed by the pharmacy in an oral or ENFit syringe
ISO standard 80369 was established to prevent tubing misconnection.
Enteral feeding is transitioning to the new ISO 80369-3 standard for tubing connectors.
Neuraxial connectors are transitioning to the new ISO 80369-6 design standard.
Children's Hospital of Los Angeles Regional Summit
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ENFit Cleaning Procedures:
Feeding Tubes with Male ENFit Connectors. Recommended cleaning procedures developed by Children’s Mercy Hospital, ASPEN and GEDSA for ENFit® connectors.
ENFit Tool Kit
A hands on tool to allow you to experience the new ENFit connectors. Click the image to view more!
ENFit Cleaning Procedures:
Low Profile Feeding Tubes Extension Sets. Recommended cleaning procedures developed by Children’s Mercy Hospital, ASPEN and GEDSA for ENFit® connectors.
"ASPEN developed ASPEN Enteral Nutrition by the Numbers: EN Data Across the Healthcare Continuum, a comprehensive report capturing the most recent data available on the use and practice of this life-saving clinical nutrition therapy."
Read GEDSA's most updated position on the introduction of ENFit. This document provides answers to a number of recent questions regarding the adoption of ENFit.
Sign the Petition Today! With continued efforts to advocate for a regulatory mandate, our Advocacy Task Force worked together to develop a petition to ask for support from key stakeholders. This will support the introduction of one single safer enteral feeding system to improve patient safety.
ENFit Implementation Success
Sharp's Healthcare shares insights and best practices on their ENFit implementation.
NEW ISO Guidelines
Recently published TC 210 White Paper contains guidelines addressing the changeover to ISO 80369 connectors
ENFit Summit | Jan 17, 2017
Learn about the ENFit Summit which was held to help drive the adoption of ENFit connectors.
ESPEN Conference Presentation
View Gedsa's presentation on rationale for the ISO 80369 series and an update on ENFit.
ENFit Low Dose Tip Poster
This poster presents background of the Low Dose Tip and provides data of the testing conducted.
Learn about the issues surrounding tubing misconnections the new ENFit connector solution
All it takes is one mistake. Watch and listen as family members impacted by tubing misconnections tell their story.
The next phase for reducing tubing misconnections.
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We began with Enteral Feeding Connectors and then Neuraxial Connectors. Our work will continue on those applications and expand into areas that need safer medical connectors for improved patient safety.
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