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Press Release - MNI-GEDSA joint position paper on ISO standard for enteral feeding systems

The adoption of the ISO standard 20695 is a much-needed landmark. It will provide a unique set of rules at global level for enteral feedings devices and will strengthen safety of patients.

The adoption of the ISO standard 20695 is a much-needed landmark. It will provide a unique set of rules at global level for enteral feedings devices and will strengthen safety of patients on enteral nutrition.

 

MNI & GEDSA support ISO standard on the design and testing of enteral feeding systems

Brussels, 16 April 2019

MNI, the Medical Nutrition International Industry, and GEDSA, the Global Enteral Device Supplier Association, support the draft ISO 20695 standard on the design and testing of enteral feeding systems and invite national standardization bodies to adopt the ISO 20695 standard in the final vote for publication. 

 

Léa Coulet – MNI Executive Director said: “The adoption of the standard is a much-needed landmark. It will provide a unique set of rules at global level for enteral feedings devices and will strengthen safety of patients by minimizing the risk of misconnections between enteral feeding systems and devices for other medical applications.”

 

Mike Cusack – GEDSA Executive Director added: “The ISO 20695 standard reflects current practice in the market, as compliant connectors are already implemented in most of the European countries and are being increasingly deployed around the globe.”

 

Significant efforts have already been made to promote adoption and implementation of this standard. In anticipation of the standard adoption, various stakeholders - including clinicians and enteral device manufacturers - have launched a campaign to promote the implementation of the connection system worldwide: stayconnected.org.   

 

You can find the MNI-GEDSA joint position paper here

 

Contact for MNI: Elena Miceli - elenamiceli(at)medicalnutritionindustry.com 

Contact for GEDSA: Mike Cusack - mike(at)gedsa.org

 

Further information on enteral feeding can be found on MNI website:

https://medicalnutritionindustry.com/medical-nutrition/about-medical-nutrition/enteral-tube-feeding/

https://medicalnutritionindustry.com/medical-nutrition/medical-nutrition-dossier/

 

Further information on enteral feeding systems can be found on the GEDSA website:

http://stayconnected.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/GEDSA-ENFit-LDT-Research-Poster.pdf

http://stayconnected.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/medication-administration-poster.pdf

http://stayconnected.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/GEDSA-Low-Dose-Tip-position-statement-817-FINAL.pdf

 

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MNI-GEDSA joint position paper on ISO standard 20695