A False Tubing Alarm for Hospitals & Preemies

Hospitals advised to abandon their tubing system may have been misled – news that could come as a relief to parents and health care providers of premature infants.

The trade organization for manufacturers of tubing systems used to deliver nutrition, medicine or fluids to patients recently informed hospitals that their existing devices would be “phase[d] out” starting July 1, 2020.  The organization’s statement explained that the phase-out would make way for a new series of tubing connectors known as ENFit.  The change in technology, the trade organization noted, was meant to “comply” with regulatory guidance and to increase patient safety.

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