CORPAK has extended our line of non-Luer syringe compatible feeding tubes for use with standard enteral feeding pumps and feeding sets with step connectors (a.k.a. Christmas Tree Adaptors)
The CORFLO® ANTI-IV Enteral Feeding System tubes are available for many of our most popular CORFLO feeding tubes as well as for the CORTRAK 2 Enteral Access System.
The CORFLO Neonatal Anti-IV Feeding Tube and Extension Set can be used with any feeding method. The proprietary connection on the feeding tube will allow feeding only through the CORFLO Anti-IV Feeding Set to help ensure Enteral Only Use.
Medical Error Statistics
According to the Institute of Medicine, between 44,000 and 98,000 Americans die from medical errors annually, more people per year than breast cancer, AIDS, or motor vehicle accidents, and medication-related errors or hospitalized patients cost roughly $2 billion annually.
Studies have shown that one of the most common causes of errors is infusion rate and other route administration errors.
Source: Medication Errors in Neonatal Intensive Care Units: Common Causes and Error Reduction Strategies, Neonatal Intensive Care, W. Ungard, D. Anderson, Vol.17, No.6: 22-24, October 2004
“The overall rate of medical errors was more than 100 for every 10,000 hospital discharges among 16 of the 20 most common patient safety events. Almost all incidents were associated with significant and substantial increases in hospital length of stay, charges or risk of death.”
“We estimate that patient safety events led to over 4,000 deaths and incurred more than $1 billion in excess charges for hospitalized children in the year 2000,” according to Marlene Mille, MD., S.Sc. Director of Quality and Safety Initiatives at the John Hopkins Children’s Center.
Source:Patient Safety Lapses In Children’s Care Are Prevalent, Drive Up National Health Care Costs, Johns Hopkins Medicine
Patient Safety and Quality Care for Neonatal
and Pediatric Patients
CORFLO Neonatal Anti-IV Enteral Feeding devices were designed to help prevent one of the deadliest errors that can occur in neonatal or pediatric patients during a hospital stay—having enteral nutrition infused into an intravenous line.
The CORFLO Anti-IV Enteral Feeding System is designed to:
- Be compatible only with oral tip syringes
- Prevent inadvertent feeding into an IV line
- Prevent injecting IV medication into the feeding port of the feeding tube
- Prevent direct connection of the feeding set or NG tube to any standard Luer lock or Luer slip syringe or connector
The CORFLO Neonatal Anti-IV Feeding Tube and Extension Set can be used with any feeding method using an enteral syringe. The proprietary connection on the feeding tube will allow feeding only through the CORFLO Anti-IV Feeding Set to help ensure Enteral Only Use. The medication/flushing port will only accept standard enteral tip syringes to further ensure patient safety.
Patient Safety for standard enteral pump or gravity feeding—
CORFLO Anti-IV Feeding Tubes
CORPAK’s extended line of CORFLO Anti-IV feeding tubes for use with enteral pumps or gravity feeding with standard step connectors (aka Christmas tree adaptors) are all completely NON-Luer compatible. The Stylets, as well as the feeding and medication ports on the proximal Y connector are specifically designed to reduce the chance for misconnections to any intravenous device (syringe, extension tubing or other IV devices).
An Anti-IV Y Port connector is now available on additional sizes and styles of CORFLO feeding tubes including CORTRAK 2 Enteral Access System feeding tubes.
Will there be a true, worldwide, STANDARD for Enteral
Feeding Connectors to Prevent Tubing Misconnections?
Yes! ISO, the International Organization for Standardization, is developing a worldwide Standard for all enteral connectors. It is anticipated that the Standard will be published in early 2014. CORPAK is a participant in the development of the Standard along with subject matter experts and other manufacturers. We will incorporate the new Standard into our product line when it is issued. For more information about GESDA and the new ISO standard click here.