Improving Enteral Safety with
Gail Gewirtz, MS RDN
Kim Pollard, BSN, RN, NE-BC, CNSC, FASPEN
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Continuing Education for Nurses and Registered Dietitians
Provider (Saxe Communications) is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing. Provider # 14477 and Florida Board of Nursing. Provider # 50-17032. This activity is pending prior approval by the Commission on Dietetic Registration.
This activity is supported by an education grant from Dale Medical Products, Inc.
A global patient safety initiative, started by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and spearheaded by the Global Enteral Device Supplier Association (GEDSA), has been underway to change enteral product connectors to a new design called ENFit®. ENFit improves patient safety by minimizing the risks of tubing misconnections. Two clinical experts will discuss how to improve enteral connectivity safety, implementation approaches, challenges and lessons learned post-implementation.
List 3 advantages of implementing ENFit® in a timely manner
Describe a successful implementation
Discuss challenges to implementation and strategies to overcome difficulties
Gail Gewirtz, MS, RD, is from the Greater Chicago Area and has been a Registered Dietitian since 1987; she earned her Master of Science Degree from the University of Florida. Gail is experienced with nutrition support, patient consultation, parenteral and enteral nutrition, medical sales, and marketing, as well as sales training. Gail achieved many dietitian, sales and marketing awards in her medical, sales, and marketing career.