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Patient Safety In Enteral Feeding

Addressing the problem globally

In an effort to improve patient safety, and partially as a result of the work carried out in the UK around the reverse Luer system in 2007, new international design standards are being rolled out for medical device tubing connectors globally.

In 2011, an International Standard (ISO 80369-1) was established setting general requirements for small-bore connectors for liquids and gases, making it difficult, if not impossible, for unrelated delivery systems to be connected. Subsequently, new nutrition ports and administration set connectors (covered under a sub-section of ISO 80369-1; that being ISO 80369-3) are being introduced to meet the new design standards. In practice, this will mean that all enteral plastics will have the same connection system, meaning that an enteral plastics device will only connect to another enteral device and cannot be connected to an IV device.

For healthcare professionals this will promote patient safety; for the manufacturers it will allow for increased product competition. The collective name for the new global connector is ENFit.