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Raising Awareness: New Enteral Connectors

‐ Apr 30, 2014 1:00pm

Credits: None available.

Expiration Date (all CE credit must be claimed by the expiration date): June 30, 2015


Raising Awareness About New Enteral Connectors: An Overview
Peggi Guenter, PhD, RN, Senior Director of Clinical Practice, Quality and Advocacy, A.S.P.E.N., Silver Spring, MD

New Enteral Connectors and Medication Safety
Joseph Boullata, PharmD, RPh, BCNSP, Professor of Pharmacology &Therapeutics, University of Pennsylvania, School of Nursing and Pharmacy Specialist, Nutrition Support, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA


Ainsley Malone, MS, RD, LD, CNSC, Nutrition Support Dietitian, Nutrition Support Team, Pharmacy Department, Mt. Carmel West Hospital, Columbus,OH

Overall Goal:

This CE activity serves to promote the process of life-long learning for physicians, dietitians, pharmacists, and nurses who specialize in the sciences of clinical nutrition and metabolism.

Goal and Target Audience:

This educational activity is directed toward clinical nutrition and metabolism professionals and others who wish to update their knowledge of clinical nutrition and metabolism. By participating in this educational activity, the reader may expect to:

  • Acquire knowledge in the area of clinical nutrition and metabolism research
  • Update or confirm your understanding of appropriate clinical nutrition and metabolism practices.
  • Identify further learning needs as they relate to the subject matter.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Explain why new enteral connector design standards are needed
  2. Describe features of the new enteral connector standards and their safety implications
  3. Outline the timeline for new connector design implementation and transition
  4. Discuss the new connector impact on medication delivery safety

Requirements for Successful Completion

To obtain CE credit for this activity, attendees must listen to the education recording, complete an online knowledge assessment for each education recording and achieve a score of 100%, and complete an online activity evaluation. All CE credit must be claimed prior to the expiration date.

Accreditation Statements/Continuing Education Credit:

Nurses, Pharmacists, and Physicians

The American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (A.S.P.E.N.) is accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

A.S.P.E.N. designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.0 contact hour (0.10 CEU). Knowledge activity.

A.S.P.E.N.designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category1 Credits TM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

A.S.P.E.N. is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider CEP 3970.

ACPE UAN: 0216-0000-14-095-H05-P


A.S.P.E.N.,Provider Number AM005, is a Continuing Professional Education (CPE)Accredited Provider with the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR).CDR level 2 for 1.0 CPEU. Dietitians may post comments on this program on www.cdrnet.org.


Non-Commercialism:A.S.P.E.N. subscribes to the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support.A.S.P.E.N. does not provide programs that constitute advertisement or include promotional materials. A.S.P.E.N. does not endorse any products.

Privacy and Confidentiality: A.S.P.E.N. respects the privacy of its members and website visitors. Companies that receive personal information from A.S.P.E.N. in order to execute the business of A.S.P.E.N. may use personal information only for that purpose.

Refund Policy: Refunds are not available.

Grievances: Grievances must be submitted in writing to Director of Education and Research at A.S.P.E.N. 8630 Fenton Street. Suite 412. Silver Spring, MD20910.

Commercial Support and Sponsorship:

No commercial support or sponsorship has been received for this enduring continuing education activity.

Commercial Relationships Disclosures and Conflicts of Interest (COI) of Faculty

The moderator and faculty have no commercial relationships to disclose as related to this topic.

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Credits: None available.