ENFit® Summit | January 17, 2017
Presentations were made on a range of topics addressing challenges associated with tubing misconnections, standardizing connectors, research conducted and other areas related to the adoption of ENFit connectors.
CE Credit! Join our panel of provider thought leaders as they discuss the ISO 80369-3 (ENFit) small bore connector conversion successes, lessons learned and implementation processes. A robust question and answer period will give attendees the opportunity to ask detailed questions and receive guidance to overcome the obstacles and apprehensions that may hinder implementation.
ENFit enteral tubing connectors is a design standard developed to prevent enteral tubing misconnections. Through this standard, every enteral tubing accessory, extension set, syringe, long tube/PEG, and NG-tube will be designed with a specific ENFit connector to prevent enteral tubing misconnections. Though ENFit standardization is not mandated at this time, it is recommended by many professional organizations and regulating bodies – including the Joint Commission and the Food and Drug Administration.
While this unique international standard design for enteral devices improves safety, it has yet to reach full adoption in many countries. Reasons for lack of complete adoption include the limited resources available to make the transition, supply chain challenges, and perceived shortcomings in ENFit product designs. But with many legacy enteral devices being phased out by manufacturers, implementing ENFit should be a high priority.
Featured Speakers include GEDSA’s Executive Director, Ben Davis!
CE Program Features:
- Explain the background of ISO 80369-3 enteral connector standard (trademarked as ENFit), review examples of historical misconnections, and review organization support statement
- Report current data on ENFit adoption rates across the country
- Review the 2022 feeding set transition adapter removal timeline and strategize ways to connect during this transition time period
- Provide examples of the processes and best practices that can help with the transition to ENFit as well as illustrate potential challenges and solutions when transitioning to ENFit
- Review frequently asked questions
- Provide live visual demonstrations of ENFit connection types, cleaning techniques, and homecare prescription
- Cara Larimer, RD, CNSC
Director of Clinical Development for Moog Medical Enteral Programs
- Cynthia Reddick, RD, CNSC
National Tube Feeding Manager at Coram CVS Specialty Infusion Services
- Ben Davis, Executive Director GEDSA
- Tom Hancock, President of Vesco
- John Bacon, Senior Product Manager at Moog Medical
- Stacie Ethington, MSN, RN-BC
Medication Safety Nurse Specialist at Nebraska Medicine
- Vicki Emch, MS, RD
AVP of Clincal Operations and Sales Support at Aveanna Medical Solutions
- Molly Yeselson, Patient Representative, GEDSA Clinical Advisory Board; Home Enteral Consumer
- Joy McVey Hugick, Home Enteral Consumer
- Beth Lyman, MSN, RN, CNSC, FASPEN
Co-Founder of GEDSA Clinical Advisory Board
- Joy Ann Vaught, MS, RD, LD
Enteral Nutrition Division Manager at Lincare
- Mary Kuehl, MS, RD
Regional Dietitian at Shield Healthcare
ENFit Summit Highlights
Work Group Sessions
Work group sessions were an important component of the ENFit Summit as issues were identified and action plans developed to address them.
Task Force Action Plans
Based on feedback generated throughout the ENFit Summit, Task Force Teams were formed to address key topics including Demand Planning, Advocacy, Tools, FMEA and Cleaning Protocols.
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