ENFit Enteral Nutrition Connectors.
New enteral connectors are now available based on the development of standards using the International Organization of Standardization process to prevent misconnections between systems that should not connect. Enteral devices with the new patient access connectors, called ENFit, are being now introduced for the purpose of improving patient safety. Transitioning to these new connectors poses benefits and challenges for facilities or agencies implementing these new devices. Information from appropriate resources should be sought by clinicians who need to partner with their suppliers and clinical organizations to see how best to meet these challenges.
Nutrition in clinical practice : official publication of the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
Caregivers; Enteral Nutrition; Humans; Infusion Pumps; Medical Errors; Patient Education as Topic; Risk Assessment
connectors; enteral nutrition; feeding tubes; nutrition support; safety
Guenter P, Lyman B. ENFit Enteral Nutrition Connectors. Nutr Clin Pract. 2016;31(6):769-772. doi:10.1177/0884533616673638