Yes, enteral devices, including feeding tubes, administration sets, and enteral syringes are impacted by the initiative. A new enteral-specific ISO standard connector design has been identified and awaits final approval prior to introduction.
New ISO standard connectors have already been implemented and universally adopted
on the nutrition formula end of feeding/administration sets. All enteral device connectors including feeding tubes, administration sets, and medication, flush, and bolus feed syringes are anticipated to comply with the new ISO standard. Enteral-specific syringes will also be required to connect to the new enteral feeding connector for medication, flush, and bolus feed syringes.