The low dose conundrum

There has been a lot of discussion regarding the delivery of low dose medication when using the new ENFit system. Currently there is no international standard regulating dosing accuracy requirements. The ENFit connector has been designed to be larger than most current feeding syringes to improve the flow rate when delivering feed. This has led to concerns regarding over dosing.

 

GEDSA and its supporting organisations have developed a low dose syringe to combat this issue. Medicina expect to have stock of our low dose syringes by summer 2016.

 

Until then, we recommend the use of straws and bottle adaptors when drawing up medicine into an enteral syringe. Please visit our website or speak to your local Medicina representative for information on our large range of enteral accessories.

 

If you would like to read the GEDSA statement regarding low dose administration, please follow this link.

 

http://superlockenfit.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/GEDSA-Position-Statement-Nov-2015-FINAL.pdf

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