Minimizing Medical Tubing Misconnections - The ENFit® Patient Safety Initiative

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Tubing misconnections have caused disastrous consequences to patients and their families as well as to the institution and individual clinicians involved. Supply chain leaders can help reduce that risk by converting to the ISO 80369-3 (ENFit) small bore connectors.

Join our panel of thought leaders as we discuss firsthand accounts of misconnections and the subsequent need for conversion. Learn how your organization can overcome potential obstacles and barriers through the implementation successes others have achieved. Consider various strategies and lessons learned along with implementation tools and resources you can use for successful conversion.

Cost, Quality, and Outcomes (CQO) Movement Tie-in: Conversion to the ISO 80369-3 (ENFit) small bore connectors ties with the quality of patient care and the financial outcomes stemming from that patient care.

Target Audience: 

Those who have not implemented or are in the implementation process; value analysis, clinical; strategic sourcing, purchasing professionals.

Learning Objectives:
  1. Discuss the background of the ENFit patient safety initiative
  2. Identify the obstacles and barriers your organization may need to overcome in order to convert to the new ISO connectors
  3. Consider the firsthand accounts and lessons learned from providers who have already converted
  4. Use the tools and resources that are available to aid in overcoming barriers to implementation
  • Ben Davis  — Executive Director, GEDSA
  • Barbara Fleming, APRN, CNS Clinical Nurse Specialist, Neonatology, Lurie Children's Hospital
  • Joanie Nei, RN, BSN Clinical Value Analysis Specialist, CentraCare
  • Jennifer Bonvechio, PharmD, BCPPS Clinical Pharmacy Coordinator - Medication Safety, Akron Children's Hospital
  • Janelle Flaherty, RD, CNSC — Enternal Dietitian & Medicare Qualification Team Manager, Coram


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