Reminder: Phase out dates coming up for ISO standard on legacy feeding devices, adaptors
In July 2020, the Global Enteral Device Suppliers Association (GEDSA) announced dates to phase out legacy feeding devices and transitional adaptors in order to meet the requirements of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) standard 80369-3, more commonly known as ENFit®. The dates are as follows:
- July 1, 2021: Legacy feeding tubes and cross-application adaptors will no longer be manufactured.
- Jan. 1, 2022: Transition sets and adaptors sold separately from other devices will no longer be manufactured.
The Joint Commission is a supporting organization of GEDSA. A Sentinel Event Alert – Issue 53: Managing risk during transition to new ISO tubing connector standards – also was issued on the topic, discussing how tubing misconnections continue to cause severe patient injury and death.