Enteral nutrition or tube feeding delivery systems have been misconnected to other types of medical device systems. Small-bore tubing misconnections have resulted in serious patient injury and even death. Unintended misconnections occur due to the universal design of Luer connectors that are used for a variety of medical delivery systems. This educational activity is designed to inform nurses about the new ISO standards applied to medical devices for all patients receiving enteral nutrition. This presentation 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.
By the end of this webinar, participants will be able to:
• Recall the purpose for the implementation of new enteral connector design standards.
• Identify key components necessary for the transition to the new enteral connectors.
• Explain the application of new enteral connector standards to current patient care protocols.
Who Should Watch:
All nurses who provide patient care (to any patient population: neonate through older adult) in the home health care, LTC or acute hospital care setting, Nurse Educators, Nurse Safety Officers, Discharge Planning Nurses, Quality Improvement Nurses
Peggi Guenter, PhD, RN, FAAN, Senior Director of Clinical Practice, Quality, and Advocacy for the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (A.S.P.E.N.)
Thomas J. Hancock, Executive Director, Global Enteral Device Supply Association (GEDSA)