Date: February 8
Time: 1 - 3 p.m. (Central time)
This webinar will provide dietitians with the tools to improve patient safety by describing the components of the enteral feeding system, identifying misconnections and the impact on patient safety, and providing strategies to help minimize misconnections.
CPE Level: 1
Performance Indicators: 8.2.1, 8.2.3, 7.1.3
- Identify Components of the Enteral Feeding System
- Describe What a Misconnection is and How it Can Impact Patient Safety
- Describe What Can Be Done to Minimize Misconnections
Ben Davis, Executive Director of the Global Enteral Device Supplier Association (GEDSA)
Ben Davis is the Executive Director of the Global Enteral Device Supplier Association (GEDSA), a nonprofit trade association committed to the advancement of patient safety. His involvement with GEDSA spans over 10 years, in which he has served on multiple committees and was previously its Chairman of the Board of Directors. Prior to becoming GEDSA’s Executive Director, Ben was the Vice President of Engineering and Product Development at NeoMed, where he led the development of their ENFit product portfolio. Ben is a subject matter expert on enteral & oral syringes, dosing accuracy, nasogastric feeding tubes, enteral connectors, and pharmacy accessories. He has used this knowledge to serve as a delegate for the Swedish Standards Institute (SIS), where he participated in the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) medical device standards development. Ben is an inventor on 68 patents, in jurisdictions around the world, including lead inventor of the ENFit® Low Dose Tip Syringe technology. Ben has a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology.
Gail Gewirtz MS, RDN
Gail, from the Greater Chicago Area, has been a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist since 1987, with a Master of Science Degree from the University of Florida. She is experienced with nutrition support, patient consultation, parenteral and enteral nutrition, medical sales, product development, and marketing, as well as sales training. She has achieved many dietitian, sales and marketing awards during her career. In 2008, she became the President and Founder of an IL non profit 501 (c) 3, nutritionDay in the US (nutritionDayUS.org) to raise awareness of the prevalence of US healthcare malnutrition. Gail is also an Active Member of the Global Enteral Device Suppliers Association (GEDSA).