Delta Medical International have learnt that the introduction of the new ENFit connector standard for enteral feeding into the UK NHS healthcare system has been beset with problems. This is particularly marked in the neonatal area where small dosages present additional challenges when using the larger ENFit connection1. The problems range from supply chain issues through to clinical considerations.
We would be pleased to hear from any neonatal or paediatric departments who would like help introducing the new standard or who are struggling to source appropriate products. We will shortly be introducing a comprehensive new range of products that has been specifically designed for neonates and small infants. Not only do the products allow accurate delivery of small doses, but they also do so without the need to change current protocols, using Low Dose Tip (LDT) syringes that are approved by GEDSA (Global Enteral Device Supplier Association) and meet the ISO 80369-3 standard2.
The neonatal enteral feeding product range has a number of unique features and accessories, including those that help prevent bacterial growth in the feeding line hub, reducing the trauma and inconvenience associated with regular changing.
If you would like to explore how Delta Medical can help you to successfully implement a change to the new ENFit standard without all the issues please contact us. We believe in providing a friendly and professional service, backed by in-depth understanding of the technical, clinical and practical considerations in a busy NHS neonatal unit.
- GEDSA Position Statement Supporting ENFit Low Dose Tip Syringe. The Global Enteral Device Supplier Association. August 2016. Please click here to download.
- GEDSA Position Statement in support of ISO 80369-3 (ENFit enteral connector). The Global Enteral Device Supplier Association. May 2015. Please click here to download.