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“Reducing the Risk of Medical Device Tubing Misconnections”

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“Reducing the Risk of Medical Device Tubing Misconnections”

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It has been nearly a decade since The Joint Commission first issued the Sentinel Alert regarding tubing misconnections, and we are still seeing facilities hesitant to transition to a safer enteral feeding system, increasing chances of an unintentional deadly misconnection. With the forming of GEDSA (Global Enteral Device Supplier Association) and a collaborative approach to the ISO standard connectors for enteral feeding commonly known as ENFit, presenters will provide an update on recent success stories as well as the ongoing challenges faced by hospitals and the healthcare community transitioning to ENFit over the past year. Other topics to be explored include explanation of the new system, why facilities should start planning to implement ENFit within their organizations, and discussing what’s next in addressing tubing misconnections.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Explain the reasons underlying the development of the new ISO standards and connectors
  2. Identify the potential issues associated with tubing misconnections
  3. Discuss the projected benefits of the new ISO 80369 standard series


Thomas J. Hancock, MBA, Executive Director of GEDSA (Global Enteral Device Supplier Association)

Peggi Guenter, PhD, RN, FAAN, FASPEN, Senior Director of Clinical Practice, Quality, and Advocacy for the American Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (ASPEN)

Marcus Dortch, PharmD, Senior Director of Clinical Pharmacy Services at HealthTrust

Betty Brant, RN, BSN, MHA, CNOR, CSPDT, Implementation Manager and Clinical Resource Manager at Mercy Hospital in Des Moines, Iowa

There is no cost associated with this program.

Target audience: Nursing, Pharmacy

Continuing Education Credit: 

  • Nursing: This program has been approved for 1.0 contact hours. The University of Tennessee College of Nursing is approved as a provider of continuing nursing education by the Tennessee Nurses Association, an accredited approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center Commission on Accreditation. Provider #026043008.
  • Pharmacy: Belmont University College of Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. The ACPE Universal Activity Number for this activity is 0863-9999-17-052-L04-P. The activity is approved for 1 hour (.1 CEUs) of continuing education credit to pharmacists who attend the webinar and complete the online evaluation.