August 2016  

California Law is Now in Effect

California Legislation AB444

July 1st, 2016, represents the first day California legislation AB444 prohibited the use of enteral feeding devices that unintentionally connect into ports other than the type for which it was intended. GEDSA recommends adoption of the ISO 80369-3 compliant ENFit connectors as soon as possible to comply with this law. Unfortunately, it is still unclear of how or when the law will be enforced but it is recommended to speak with your suppliers about adequate supply of ENFit products and any questions regarding a careful transition.

Canadian Association of Paediatric Health Centres (CAPHC) Webinar

GEDSA will be represented as one of the speakers during the next Canadian Association of Paediatric Health Centres webinar on September 28th, 2016. This webinar will provide a background to the issue of tubing misconnections, ISO 80369 small-bore connector standard development, and the introduction and suggested consideration for transition to ENFit. GEDSA will also be part of a dedicated Q&A session to help address any issues you may be facing. Tom Hancock, the Executive Director, will also be giving suggestions on the right questions you should be asking your supplier representative to help ease the transition. The webinar is scheduled to last an hour and is open to the public. Click the link below to register.

CAPHC Webinar Registration
  Did you know?  
GEDSA will be hosting a satellite symposia at the ESPEN Congress in Copenhagen, Denmark on Monday, September 19th. If you plan on attending or know of someone who is, please join us for a live, hands on experience with ENFit in Room 19 from 12:30-13:30. GEDSA will also have a booth for more opportunities to interact throughout the ESPEN Congress.
  Do you have?  
Recently, GEDSA has received questions regarding the introduction of ENFit Low Dose Tip Syringes. To address some of the most common questions, GEDSA has prepared an additional set of Frequently Asked Questions. This document is intended for individuals or facilities to help ease the transition to ENFit. Click the link below for the FAQ's and email with any questions you would like to see answered.

Click here for the updated FAQ's
  Have you met?  
Debby Kasper, RDN, LDN, SNS
Director of Clinical Nutrition
Premier, Inc.

"Developing a solution to make enteral tubing misconnections unlikely has involved the work of many  manufacturers, clinicians, and associations worldwide.  GEDSA has been instrumental in coordinating conversations and consensus among these organizations. The Stay Connected website which has the latest information and educational tools and resources is very valuable as the initiative starts to roll out world wide.


I am very excited to see all the years of discussion and research finally coming to fruition with the roll out of the new ENFit connector.  It is a great example of how collaboration between clinicians, manufacturers, and associations can work together for the common purpose of enhanced patient safety.”

  Have you told?  
Your Pharmacist.

Pharmacists can play a critical role in the proper care for an enteral feeding patient. Whether they are a pharmacist in a hospital or a community based pharmacist, if medication must be delivered via an enteral feeding, then all pharmacists need to know about the ENFit transition. Pass this newsletter to your pharmacy team and make sure they are aware and prepared for the ENFit Transition.

Where to find us

Septmember 17th ESPEN Congress
October 22nd ASA Annual Meeting
October 23rd FELANPE Congress
December 4th ASHP Clinical Meeting

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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