StayConnected Newsletters

April 2017

Stories told by those impacted by misconnections | The StayConnected initiative is strengthened by key supporting organizations
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March 2017

Sentinel Event 57 | Patient Safety Awareness Week | ISO Guidelines for Supporting Implementation of ISO 80369 Standard Series | ENFit Transition Success Story: Valley Children's Hospital | In Support of Safer Connections: Meet Robyn Jackin
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February 2017

ENFit Transition Success Story | ENFit Adoption Summit Update | Information about ASPEN CE Accredited Educational Session | In Support of Safer Connections: Meet James Langley, Pharm.D
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August 2016

Update on California Legislation AB444 | Canadian Association of Paediatric Health Centres (CAPHC) Webinar | In Support of Safer Connections: Meet Debby Kasper, RDN, LDN, SNS
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July 2016

Transitioning to ENFit Connectors Webinar | UPDATE: Independence Day & The California Deadline | In Support of Safer Connections: Meet Angie Mitchell, Director of Nursing Services at Health Trust Purchasing Group
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May 2016

Final Draft International Standard Passes | UPDATE: ENFit Low Dose Tip performance testing | In Support of Safer Connections: Meet Beth Lyman, Senior Clinical Program Coordinator, Children's Mercy Hospital
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April 2016

ENFit® Low Dose Tip Syringe Update: ENFit tip syringe for administering lower doses of medication
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February 2016

ENFit Introduction Dates | Low Dose ENFit tip Syringe | ENFit FAQs | In Support of Safer Connections: Meet Pete Phillips, Director, Surgical Materials Testing Laboratory (SMTL)
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November 2015

ENFit™ Tip Syringes for Low Medication Dosing | Low Dose ENFit Tip Syringe Usability Testing | Stay Connected Video | In Support of Safer Connections: Meet Colleen Elliott, Director Standards, Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI)
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September 2015

Translated resources | Pharmacy Checklist | In Support of Safer Connections: Meet Deborah Pasko, Pharm.D., MHA Director of Medication Safety and Quality,American Society of Health System Pharmacists (ASHP)
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August 2015

Updates to Mandatory California Law | ENFit Timelines have been updated | Enteral FAQs | In Support of Safer Connections: Meet Gina Hogan, RN, Clinical Advisory Services Director, MedAssets
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June 2015

ENFit Transition Sets | GEDSA is a collaborating parter with Feeding Tube Awareness Foundation | Joint Commission Sentinel Alert 53 | In Support of Safer Connections: Meet Ana McKee, M.D., Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, The Joint Commission
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May 2015

Timeline update for introduction of ENFit | View GEDSA recommendations on ENFit tip syringes | In Support of Safer Connections: Meet Mike Schiller, Senior Director, Supply Chain, The Association for Healthcare Resource & Materials Management (AHRMM)
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April 2015

ENFit Tip Syringes and Medication Dosing | View the most recent AAMI timeline | New Item Numbers | In Support of Safer Connections: Meet Terry Longman, International Standards Organization/British Standards Institution Development Consultant
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March 2015

New ENFit™ Connector Availability | The Stay Connected brochure is available in seven languages! | Watch the Stay Connected Video | In Support of Safer Connections: Meet Peggi Guenter, PhD, RN, Senior Director of Clinical Practice and Advocacy, American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
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February 2015

FDA Takes Unprecedented Steps to Aid Adoption of New, Safer Connectors | Stay Connected Group 2 Timeline | In Support of Safer Connections: Meet Dr. Phoebe Mainland, Liaison between several ISO committees and the World Federation of Societies of Anesthesiologists
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January 2015

Provisional American National Standard Published | GEDSA recently awarded the George Didomizio Industry Award by the Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) | In Support of Safer Connections: Meet Joan Bishop, Executive Director, The Oley Foundation
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November 2014

Second DIS 80369-3 awaiting approval | TIMING UPDATE: Transition to begin Q1 2015 | In Support of Safer Connections: Meet Michael R. Cohen, RPh, MS, ScD (hon.), DPS (hon.), President, Institute for Safe Medication Practices
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October 2014

AHRMM shares best practices for implementation | In Support of Safer Connections: Meet Rory Jaffe, MD MBA, Executive Director, California Hospital Patient Safety Organization
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September 2014

The Joint Commission urges vigilance and planning in preparation for new connectors | Download Transition Checklists | In Support of Safer Connections: Meet Ana McKee, M.D., Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, The Joint Commission
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August 2014

Premier and AHRMM offer free webinars to help you get ready | Read about the blenderized diet study | In Support of Safer Connections: Meet Cathie Gosnell, RN, MS, MBA, Clinical Consultant, Premier Safety Institute
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July 2014

Guenter: Study Finds Consistent Flow Rates between Current and New Connectors | Raising Awareness: New Enteral Connectors Webinar Recording | Scott Colburn, Director, CDRH Standards Program, Food and Drug Administration
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June 2014

Panel Prepares Biomeds for Transition to ENFit Connector | GEDSA is a Collaborating Partner with the Medication Safety Collaborative | Raising Awareness: New Enteral Connectors Webinar Recording | In Support of Safer Connections: Meet Mary Logan, President and CEO, Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation
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May 2014

Outpatient Surgery Ends with Fatal Misconnection | Learn more about the risk of misconnections | In Support of Safer Connections: Meet Peggi Guenter, PhD, RN, Senior Director of Clinical Practice and Advocacy, American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
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April 2014

Distributers discuss impact of NEW ENFit connectors | The StayConnected initiative is strengthened by key supporting organizations | In Support of Safer Connections: Meet Stephanne Hale, RN, MBA, MHA, Senior Clinical Manager, Novation
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March 2014

Our Inagural Newsletter: Enhancing Patient Safety with New Enteral Device Connections | Meet the GEDSA Leadership Team
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