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 […]
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 […]
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) […]
What should be done with existing inventory when implementing a transition to devices with new connectors?
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 […]
What are suppliers doing to make sure connections are possible between old and new connectors from different vendors?
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 […]
Will guidance be provided to healthcare organizations to help them understand the implications of the new standards?
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 […]
Should healthcare facilities or providers change even if they have not had an incident with tubing misconnections?
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]