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Improving Enteral Safety with

ENFit Connectivity

Gail Gewirtz, MS RDN


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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.


Learning Objectives

  1. List 3 advantages of implementing ENFit® in a timely manner

  2. Describe a successful implementation

  3. Discuss challenges to implementation and strategies to overcome difficulties


Faculty Bios:

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.

Kim Gorsuch Pollard is currently Advisor, Quality and Safety at City of Hope in Chicago, IL. She is an experienced Nutrition Support Nurse Specialist with an eye for safety. She has dual board certifications as a Certified Nutrition Support Clinician (CNSC) and Nurse Executive Board Certified (NE-BC). She was awarded her American Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (ASPEN) Fellowship (FASPEN) in 2022. She has successfully implemented ENFit at City of Hope Chicago (formerly Cancer Treatment Centers of America) in 2017 and assisted other hospitals with their implementation process. She is an active member of the ASPEN Nurses Section, ASPEN Oncology Section and a member of the GEDSA Regional Advisory Board. She has given several webinars and presentation on ENFit implementation and usage. 

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