Our Goal : Reduce Medical Tubing Misconnections | Improve Patient Safety
A New Connection Standard
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.
GEDSA Announces New Executive Director following Retirement of Previous Director: New Leadership in Non-Profit Focused on Patient Safety
Read GEDSA's response to the FDA's latest safety communication about labeling and use of ENFit® Low Dose Tip Syringes.
Five Tips for Smooth Adoption of Safer Enteral Connectors
Nebraska Medicine’s ENFit Conversion Designed to Improve Patient Safety
Medical Error Reduction and Prevention: A Study by Thomas L. Rodziewicz; Benjamin Houseman; John E. Hipskind.
ISMP & Avanos 2021 Webinar: Experience in Adopting the ENFit System to Guard Against Accidental Tubing Misconnections
The Joint Commission's 2021 Reminder: Phase out dates coming up for ISO standard on legacy feeding devices, adaptors
The Joint Commission is a supporting organization of GEDSA. A Sentinel Event Alert – Issue 53: Managing risk during transition to new ISO tubing connector standards – also was issued on the topic, discussing how tubing misconnections continue to cause severe patient injury and death.
Enteral GBUK's Support Statement of ENFit® Connector Conversion Schedule: U.S. and Legacy Connector Production Phase Out Dates
ENFit Cleaning Validation Study 2020: Randomized Controlled Trial Assessing the Effectiveness of Two Cleaning Regimens for ENFit® Connectors; provided by co-author Beth Lyman, MSN, RN, CNSC, FASPEN.
Scroll to page 58 (page 30 online) to read Safer Enteral Nutrition Syringes by Peggi Guenter, PhD, RN & Beth Lyman, MSN, RN in the Patient Safety Journal: December 2020 | No. 4.
Hear from both sides, a member of recently transitioned hospital system, UCLA as well as a representative of manufacturer & supplier, Cardinal Health.
On Updated ENFit Connector Conversion Schedule for U.S. & Canada Legacy Connector Production Phase Out
In efforts to show support of the ISO 80369-3 standard, The Joint Commission features the GEDSA White Paper in their Oct. 2020 newsletter.
Infusion Feature by Peggi Guenter, PhD, RN, FAAN, FASPEN and Mike Cusack, GEDSA Executive Director. September | October 2020 Edition.
REVISED ENFit® Connector Conversion Schedule: U.S. and Canada Legacy Connector Production Phase Out Dates
KB Medical's Position on the ENFit Connector Conversion Schedule for the U.S. | Supply and Demand for the U.S.
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 Cleaning Procedures:
Low Profile Feeding Tubes Extension Sets. Recommended cleaning procedures developed by Children’s Mercy Hospital, ASPEN and GEDSA for ENFit® connectors.
Transitioning to ENFit® Connectors: A Safer Enteral Feeding System
Click here to watch a recent ENFit webinar and learn about ISO 80369-3, FDA involvement and hear about McLaren Health Care System's ENFit implementation
Please view GEDSA's Position Statement on the FDA's recent letter "The Use of Enteral Device Connectors that Reduce Risk of Misconnection and Patient Injury"
The U.S. FDA writes a letter to healthcare providers encouraging the use of enteral connectors that meet the ISO 80369-3 standard, commonly known as ENFit®. Please read the letter here
Banner Health System ENFit Implementation Experience
Watch as Banner Health System shares insights and learnings gained during their ENFit implementation process. This video will be instrumental in helping facilities just beginning or in the early stages of the ENFit implementation process.
ENFit Tool Kit
A hands on tool to allow you to experience the new ENFit connectors. Click the image to view more!
"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 Implementation Success
Valley Children's Healthcare shares insights gained during their ENFit implementation process.
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
In Their Own Words
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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