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  ALERT: ENFit tip syringes and feeding tubes introduction delayed in US, Canada, & PR to Q1 2016. Introduction in Europe, Middle East, Africa, Australia, New Zealand still on track to start Q3 2015.  
 

May 2015- Issue 15

 
 

Timeline update for introduction of ENFit Tip Syringes and Enteral Feeding Tubes with ENFit connectors

Changes to ENFit introduction for U.S. Canada and Puerto Rico

ENFit tip syringes are critical for use with new ENFit feeding tubes which will have the ENFit connectors.  To ensure there is sufficient supply of ENFit tip syringes, members of GEDSA have agreed to shift timing of the introduction of ENFit tip syringes and ENFit feeding tubes for the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico.  This delay will allow adequate time for markets to transition smoothly to  systems with the new ENFit connector.  Administration sets which have already begun rolling into the supply chain will continue as planned.


Revised timeline for U.S. Canada, Puerto Rico:
Q1 2016: Enteral- specific syringes with ENFit connector and feeding tubes with ENFit connector

Europe, Middle East, Africa, Australia, New Zealand:
Timeline will remain on track with the introduction of new ENFit connectors starting late Q3 of 2015

View Revised Timelines 
 

 
   
  Did you know?  
 

ENFit tubes and extensions will work with the new ENFit tip syringes.  These syringes will operate the same as current syringes for enteral feeding, hydration, flushing, bolus feeds, and administering medication.  When delivering medication with high dose accuracy GEDSA has outlined steps to follow.

View GEDSA recommendations on ENFit tip syringes
 

   
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Brochures with the New Timeline

The timeline for the complete transition to the ENFit system has been adjusted to ensure there is sufficient supply of ENFit tip syringes.  We have made these changes to our learning materials as well.

   
  Have you met?  
 

Mike Schiller
Senior Director, Supply Chain
The Association for Healthcare Resource & Materials Management (AHRMM)


As Senior Director of Supply Chain for AHRMM, a personal membership group of the American Hospital Association, Mike serves as the organization's content expert bringing more than 20 years of healthcare supply chain management experience to his role.  In this capacity, Schiller collaborates with industry leaders on healthcare and supply chain advocacy initiatives and is responsible for development of the association's strategic initiatives including Cost, Quality and Outcomes.
 

 
 

"Supply chain professionals are uniquely positioned internally within their organization and externally across the supplier and distributor continuum to facilitate the conversion to the unique small bore connector.  Their role to ensuring a successful conversion includes a multidisciplinary approach to the management of on-hand inventories, communication and education between their clinical, dietary, supplier and distributor partners."

- Mike Schiller, AHRMM

   
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Home Health Care Patients

As transition sets have been appearing in hospitals they may have also been introduced for use in the home setting.  The transition set will work similar to current feeding sets however the transition sets will allow inter-connection between the new ENFit sets and current tubes.  The transition sets will be used until the change to ENFit tubes and extension sets is complete.

View Transition Checklist for Home Care Providers
 

   
 

Where to find us

June 5-8

Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI) 2015 Conference & Expo; Denver, Colorado

June 29-July 1

Oley Foundation 2015 Conference; Saratoga Springs, New York

August 9-12

Association for Healthcare Resource & Materials Management (AHRMM) 2015 Conference; Indianapolis, Indiana

August 29-September 1

American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) 2015 Congress; Salt Lake City, Utah

September 5-8

European Society for Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism (ESPEN) 2015 Congress; Lisbon, Portugal

 
 

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