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  March 2015 - ISSUE 12  
 

New ENFit Connector Availability

The gradual transition to new connectors has begun

The transition to new ENFit connectors is happening now with the introduction of transition sets including the ENFit connectors.  Suppliers have been producing these new items and have started to ship products with new ENFit connectors within the past month. 

Many clinicians have expressed that they have not seen these new items in their healthcare setting.  It is important to understand that these products will flow through the supply chain from the suppliers warehouse to the distributors warehouse and eventually to the hospital or home setting.  This may take time depending on how much inventory of current administration sets are on hand.  You should expect to see transition sets with the new ENFit connector in the coming months if you have not already.

By Q2 of 2015 you should be able to order new ENFit tip syringes.  It will be important to order a supply of syringes before new ENFit feeding tubes are available.  ENFit feeding tubes should be introduced and available to ship starting Q3 of 2015. Check with your supplier representative for more information

 

View ENFit Transition timeline

 
   
  Did you know?  
 

The changes in connectors are happening globally!

The Stay Connected  brochure is available in seven languages.
Each downloadable brochure outlines that market’s schedule. Brochures available in Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish

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The Stay Connected video

Get a quick refresher on the Stay Connected initiative for safer connectors and share it with your colleagues. This short video explains misconnections, demonstrates how the new connectors work, and provides timing information.



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  Have you met?  
 

Peggi Guenter, PhD, RN
Senior Director of Clinical Practice and Advocacy
American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition


Peggi oversees the development of standards, guidelines, and safe practices for nutrition support and advocacy efforts for professionals and patients.  She served as lead author for The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety position paper on enteral misconnections published in 2008.
 

 
 
“Over the next year, clinicians will need knowledge and processes to implement new small-bore connectors in the healthcare arena, from the ICU to the home environment. Now is the time to prepare."
-Peggi Guenter, A.S.P.E.N.
   
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Where to find us

April 7-9

MedAssets Healthcare Business Summit, Las Vegas, NV

May 6-9

ESPGHAN 48th Annual Meeting, Amsterdam, Netherlands

June 5-8

AAMI 2015 Conference & Expo, Denver, CO

June 29-July 3

Oley Foundation Annual Conference, Saratoga Springs, NY

August 29- September 1

AANA 2015 Conference, Salt Lake City, UT

September 5-8

ESPEN Congress 2015, Lisbon, Portugal

October 24-28

ASA Anesthesiology 2015, San Diego, CA

 
 

The Stay Connected initiative is organized by the Global Enteral Device Supplier Association (GEDSA) in partnership with leading regulators, associations and other supporting organizations.

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