• While manufacturers are doing everything possible to bring these upcoming changes to the attention of healthcare delivery organizations and plan for an orderly transition in […]

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  • An introduction plan is under development by industry for each delivery system. The goal in this transition is to ensure that there is no interruption […]

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  • Color coding is not included in the 80369 standards. The standards will only address connector shape and size. These newly developed engineering controls (forcing functions) […]

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  • Providers should make sure all personnel within their healthcare organization’s supply chain are fully aware of and prepared for impending changes. Extra effort should be […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • A collaborative approach to transition the market from the current connectors to the new versions is under development and will be communicated through suppliers with […]

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  • Many organizations believe they have never had a tubing misconnection, but that may not be the case. Many tubing misconnections are discovered before there is […]

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  • Depending on the therapeutic group, adopting these new connectors may increase costs to produce the same products. Pricing is at the sole discretion of device […]

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  • Personnel at healthcare facilities that supply products in any capacity and those that administer or deliver care will be impacted by the connector changes. Personnel […]

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  • As of August 2013, there were no federal mandates for manufacturers or healthcare organizations. Effective Jan. 11, 2016, a California law (HB 1867) will prohibit […]

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