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ISO 80369-3: Enteral Feeding Connector Devices

ISO 80369-3

Enteral Feeding Connector Devices

Enteral devices deliver liquid nutrients or medicine to the stomach or intestines in patients who are unable to eat or drink by mouth or need supplemental nutrition. Feeding tubes are often inserted into the patient’s abdomen. Patients use pre-packaged food purchased from nutrition manufacturers or blend their own diets at home. ISO 80369-3:2016 was published in July 2016 and the Medzus Medical recognizes this standard. This standard provides specifications for connectors intended for enteral applications.

ENFit is designed to ensure that feeding tube connectors are incompatible with the connectors for unrelated delivery systems such as tracheal tubes, IV lines, and other vascular catheters. Misconnections involving such medical devices may be relatively rare compared with the number of patients needing tubes or IVs, but such misconnections can have deadly consequences when they do occur.

Medzus Medical is committed to the prevention of misconnections and actively supports the ongoing worldwide patient safety initiatives dedicated to reducing tubing misconnections by supplying following ISO 80369-3 compliance devices.