The Global Enteral Device Supplier Association (GEDSA) recently released an ENFit Connector Conversion Schedule which establishes a timeline for member manufacturers to phase out the manufacture of legacy feeding devices and transition adapters.
GEDSA member manufacturers have aligned to only produce ISO 80369-3 compliant devices with ENFit connectors according to the following timelines:
NeoMed supports this patient safety initiative and encourages manufacturers, healthcare professionals, hospital purchasing departments and distributors to use this schedule to coordinate ENFit implementation.
President Aaron Ingram remarked, “The ENFit Connector Conversion Schedule is a significant step forward in the global effort to improve patient safety and clinical outcomes by reducing medical tubing misconnections.”
Vice President of Business Development, Marc Waldman added, “GEDSA’s ENFit Connector Conversion Schedule is a helpful resource for customers to forecast and plan their ENFit transition and for manufacturers to ensure demands can be met without supply interruptions.”
As explained in the statement, GEDSA members will monitor the transition through robust post market surveillance, following FDA guidance, and are prepared to adjust supply and product needs accordingly.
Contact your Regional Account Manager to learn about safer enteral connectors and how NeoMed can support your ENFit transition.
About NeoMed, Inc.
Founded in 2007, NeoMed develops innovative enteral collection and delivery products supporting the specialized feeding and medication dosing needs of the low birth weight, neonatal, and pediatric patients. NeoMed is committed to improve patient outcomes through product designs that meet safety, clinical, and regulatory guidelines while supporting cost-containment objectives. For more information, visit neomedinc.com.