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  June 2015 - ISSUE 15  
 

ENFit  Transition Sets

Using ENFit Transition Sets

ENFit transition sets have started to ship to distributors, customers, and users over the past three months.  These sets should start replacing all current sets in inventory.  To avoid interruption in timing of changing and replacing feeding tubes, transition sets come with the new ENFit connector and transition connector for backwards compatibility.  Syringes, feeding tubes, & extension sets with the ENFit connector should start to ship to customers in the first quarter of 2016.

As with current sets, components of the transition set should be thoroughly washed and dried.  Once feeding tubes and extension sets are fitted with the ENFit connector, the transition connector will not be needed as the new ENFit connectors will be compatible.


Learn when ENFit products will be introduced in your market

 
   
  Did you know?  
 

GEDSA is a collaborating parter with Feeding Tube Awareness Foundation, an organization which raises awareness of tube feeding and shares experiences with other parents of tube feeding children.

Learn More about Feeding Tube Awareness Foundation

   
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Joint Commission Sentinel Alert 53


The Joint Commission publication Sentinel Event Alert, Issue 53 focuses on managing risk during transition to new connectors.  The publication offers strategies to help health care organizations get ready for connector changes.

Download the Joint Commission Sentinel Event Alert

   
  Have you met?  
 

Ana McKee, M.D.
Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, The Joint Commission


Dr. McKee focuses and develops policies and strategies for promoting patient safety and quality improvement in health care.  Her responsibilities include supporting The Joint Commission's Patient Safety Advisory Group, overseeing work related to the development of the Sentinel Event Policy, National Patient Safety Goals and Sentinel Event Alerts, supervising the Sentinel Event Database and overseeing the functions of  the Standards Interpretation Group and the Office of Quality Monitoring.
 

 
 

"Tubing Misconnections are the contributory factor of too many patient safety events and The Joint Commission is committed to helping health care organizations prevent them.  The redesign of these standards is a perfect example of how The Joint commission is working collaboratively to determine the cause of the problem and re-design processes to improve patient safety."

-Dr. Ana McKee, The Joint Commission

   
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Pharmacy Team

ENFit tip syringes will be used when enterally delivering medication through ENFit feeding systems.  Share this email and other Stay Connected tools with pharmacy directors, satellite pharmacy managers, clinical pharmacists, and pharmacy technicians to help smooth the transition to ENFit connectors.

View the Transition Checklist for Pharmacies

   
 

Where to find us

June 29-July 1

The Oley Foundation Annual Conference; Saratoga Springs, NY

August 9-12

Association for Healthcare Resource & Materials Management (AHRMM) Annual Conference; Indianapolis, IN

August 29-Sept. 1

American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (ANA) 2015 Congress; Salt Lake City, UT

September 5-8

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

October 18-21

American Society for Healthcare Risk Management (ASHRM) 2015 Conference; Indianapolis, IN

 
 

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