Being Prepared and Adopting New Enteral Connectors: What You Need to Know
Peggi Guenter, PhD, RN, FAAN
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.
At the conclusion of this webinar participants will be able to:
Outline background as to why new enteral connector design standards are being implemented.
Describe safety features of the new enteral connectors throughout the EN delivery system.
Define particular patient care protocols where your practice will be changing due to new connectors and devices.
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.