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

Peggi Guenter, PhD, RN, FAAN

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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. 

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.

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