Medline + ENFit Enteral Feeding Connectors

ENFit Enteral Feeding Connectors

Reducing the Risk of Medical Device Tubing Misconnections ISO 80369

With more than 100+ years of healthcare experience, Medline is committed to quality and safety. Our top priority is to make sure our customers know they can trust our products and their use.

Medline and GEDSA

Medline has joined forces with the Global Enteral Device Supplier Association (GEDSA) to create new standard connectors for enteral sets, syringes and feeding tubes to help reduce the frequency of tubing misconnections. GEDSA consists of an international group of clinicians, manufacturers and regulators, (including the FDA), along with the International Organization of Standardization (ISO) and the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI).

ENFit, the unique international standard design for enteral devices, will promote better patient safety and help ensure that connectors for unrelated delivery systems are incompatible. As a GEDSA member, Medline has access to all aspects of the Stay Connected initiative for using safer connectors and our top priority is helping you make an easy transition to the new enteral connectors.

Medline Will Provide the New ENFit Connector

Medline brand enteral feeding products will have all the necessary changes to remain in compliance with the ISO 80369 standard. We will introduce our ENFit product line this upcoming Fall. There will be an interim period where Medline will continue to provide our current products, and have a complete ENFit integration in 2016. Transition pieces will be available that facilitate using old enteral items and new enteral items together.

If you have questions about the transition or Medline's enteral products, call 1-800-MEDLINE (633-5463) and ask for our Nutrition Division. You can also learn more about the connector changes at Stayconnected.org.

Member

Global Enteral Device Supplier Association

Member

Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation

ENFit Connector Transition: Estimated Launch Timeline

Notice to all health facilities in the state of California:
The California Department of Public health(CPDH) has issued notice that effective July 1, 2016, health facilities including general acute care hospitals, acute psychiatric hospitals, skilled nursing facilities and special hospitals in the State of California are prohibited from using epidural and enteral feeding connectors that would fit into a connector other than the type for which it was intended (Assembly Bill (AB)444). Read CDPH All Facility Letter 15-24

Transition Connector (Temporary)

May 2016

Transition Set Launch

Transition administration sets have the new ENFit female connector instead of the stepped or Christmas tree connector.

Transition Administration sets include the ENFit Transition Connector.

The transition connector is fitted with both the new ENFit and stepped Christmas tree design to allow a connection of the new ENFit administration sets with current feeding tube system ports.

Syringe

July 2016

New Syringe Launch

New enteral-specific syringes will be introduced with the new ENFit female connector. Enteral-specific syringes will be required to administer medicine, flush, hydrate, or bolus feed through the new ENFit feeding tubes and extension sets. Oral-tipped and Luer-tipped syringes will not fit the new ENFit connector system.

Administration Set and Feeding Tube

July 2016

Feeding Tube Launch

Feeding tubes with the new ENFit male connectors will be introduced. After the new feeding tubes are in place, the new ENFit Transition Connector will not be needed.

Learn More About the Transition Program

Additional Information

Medline Letter to Customers

Enteral Connector FAQs (GEDSA)

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