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ENFit Connectors Update


            By now many of you have had experience with the new ENFit connectors and adaptors on your tube feeding administration/extension sets. It’s a big change, with many parts and many players, and we know there will be bumps in the road! Change is difficult. But these changes came about after much deliberation to create safer conditions for patients, and we hope we can all work together to make the transition successful.

           

   We encourage you to be open-minded. We also encourage you to report any problems to Global Enteral Device Supplier Association (GEDSA) and the manufacturer(s) of your bag or tubing, and to copy us on your emails (GEDSA, info@gedsa.org; Oley, metzgel@mail.amc.edu). 

           

   We appreciate your sharing these issues and will be working with consumers, clinicians, and industry to identify problems and potential solutions to those problems. For this we need your comments!

 

Changes Spark Innovation

            

     It has been good to see that the tube feeding industry is responding to some potential problems with innovation. For example, caps and bottle-top adaptors have been created to address concerns about medication delivery (more on this in a future issue of the newsletter). 

           

   To minimize problems with the new adaptors, manufacturers are recommending you: (1) make sure the adaptor is fully tightened; and (2) make sure the adaptor is clean and dry. One manufacturer assures us they are "investigating every complaint” to find out where the problems are. 

 

Update on Timeline

            

     GEDSA has announced that some manufacturers have run into unexpected delays in producing syringes with the new ENFit connectors. This delay has caused GEDSA and its members to revise the proposed timeline for releasing both syringes and feeding tubes with the new ENFit connectors. 

            

   Currently, it is projected that syringes and feeding tubes with ENFit connectors will be released in the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico in early 2016.

 

 

LifelineLetter, May/June 2015


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Updated in 2015 with a generous grant from Shire, Inc. 

 

This website was updated in 2015 with a generous grant from Shire, Inc. This website is an educational resource. It is not intended to provide medical advice or recommend a course of treatment. You should discuss all issues, ideas, suggestions, etc. with your clinician prior to use. Clinicians in a relevant field have reviewed the medical information; however, the Oley Foundation does not guarantee the accuracy of the information presented, and is not liable if information is incorrect or incomplete. If you have questions please contact Oley staff.
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