Stay Connected: Safer Enteral Connectors Key to Patient Safety

Stress, exhaustion, fear, burnout – nurses are experiencing all these emotions and more in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. When working with interchangeable tubing systems at the bedside, even a slightly increased chance of error is too much risk to accept.

On May 4th, please plan to join us for an educational webinar that will provide you with important guidelines and solutions to address this important patient safety issue. Join Mike Cusack, Executive Director of the Global Enteral Device Suppliers Association (GEDSA), a nonprofit organization dedicated to the introduction of international ISO standards, and an expert panel of presenters to discuss a solution for optimizing interchangeable tubings at the bedside and implementing an ISO standard to help reduce errors.

Ten years ago, a Sentinel Alert from the Joint Commission inspired experts worldwide to come together and solve the all-too-common problem of tubing misconnections. The result, a new ISO standard for tubing connections, was born of this collaboration and is now available for use in hospitals throughout the United States and the rest of the world.

Our expert panel will:

  • Provide a first-hand point-of-view of an enteral misconnection from a mother/registered nurse
  • Provide an overview of the ISO 80369 standard and its global adoption
  • Provide a thorough overview of the implementation process from a nurse experienced in converting to the ISO standard tubing connections