To avoid confusion and reinforce adoption of a common enteral connection, a global industry group representing manufacturers, suppliers, and distributors of enteral nutrition devices has agreed to coordinate a synchronized introduction of the new ISO connectors, which will include:
- Guiding healthcare providers through a careful transition plan
- Developing and executing a coordinated joint communications plan
- Identifying each unique connector with a common name to be used by all suppliers of devices for each respective delivery system
An introduction plan is under development for each delivery system. The goal in this transition is to ensure that there is no interruption in therapy for the impacted devices and allow suppliers and providers to work through their existing inventory. Several options are under consideration to aid the delivery of fluids using new connector systems with current/legacy connectors during the transition period. For plans on particular products, contact your suppliers.