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Being Prepared and Adopting New Enteral Connectors: What You Need to Know

Peggi Guenter, PhD, RN, FAAN

Peggi Guenter is the Senior Director of Clinical Practice, Quality, and Advocacy for the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (A.S.P.E.N.). She is well known in the field of nutrition support as a clinical nurse specialist, researcher, author of over 130 peer-reviewed publications, and was a former Editor-in-Chief of Nutrition in Clinical Practice.  Dr. Guenter served as a clinical member of the ISO workgroup to design new enteral connectors, she won the 2012 Cheers Award from the Institute of Safe Medication Practices, and is a fellow in the American Academy of Nursing.

 

Enteral nutrition or tube feeding delivery systems have been misconnected to other types of medical device systems and have resulted in serious patient injury and even death.  Unintended misconnections occur due to the universal design of Luer connectors and others that are used for a variety of medical delivery systems. This educational activity is designed to inform clinicians about the new ISO standards applied to medical devices for all patients receiving enteral nutrition. This webinar will explain the use of these new connectors in terms of enteral nutrition delivery, flushing, and medication delivery. Up to date Information on the challenges with pediatric medication dosing and low-volume accuracy along with innovative solutions will be presented.

If you wish to take the post-test for 1.0 free CEU, please watch the entire video, then go to www.saxetesting.org/p and login. Once you have successfuly completed the test, you may print out your certificate of completion immediately

 

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Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this webinar participants will be able to:

  1. Outline background as to why new enteral connector design standards are being implemented.
  2. Describe safety features of the new enteral connectors throughout the EN delivery system.
  3. Define particular patient care protocols where your practice will be changing due to new connectors and devices.
  4. Propose challenges and solutions to particular issues that the new connectors pose.

Continuing Education for Nurses and Dietitians

This education activity is approved for 1.0 contact hour. Provider approved by California Board of Nursing, Provider # 14477 and the Florida Board of Nursing Provider # 50-17032

This program has been approved by the Commission on Dietetic Registration for 1.0 CPEUs. Activity #127632

To receive 1.0 contact hour, listen to the entire webinar and then follow instructions at the end of the program.