Supply of the new ENFit connectors, designed to increase patient
safety by preventing accidental connection of enteral feeding
solutions and medications to intravenous lines, continues to
improve. Some hospitals, having identified reliable supply of all
the devices needed for safe patient care, have switched over to
the ENFit connector.
Please fill out a
brief CHPSO survey so that we can gather current information
on the status of adoption in California and identify where
assistance is needed.
Those that have not yet switched over should continue to monitor
the supply situation, to identify when supply is sufficient for
the switch-over. For more information on manufacturers’ ENFit
device availability, see the list at http://stayconnected.org/enteral-enfit/product-resources/.
Switching over connectors takes planning and time to do safely.
The StayConnected website
ENFit section has materials produced by manufacturers, GPOs,
patient safety organizations, and others who assist in the
process. Assistance may also be available from your suppliers,
group purchasing organization and the manufacturers of the
products you use. You may also contact
CHPSO for further information.