Impact of a dedicated enteral feeding system in an Italian NICU

JPEN J Parenter Enteral Nutr. 2014 May;38(4):510-2. doi: 10.1177/0148607113487562. Epub 2013 May 7.


The inadvertent connection between an enteral feeding system and a nonenteral system such as a vascular line may occur. Intravenous administration of an enteral admixture may lead to severe, sometimes lethal, complications. We report our experience with a new set of enteral devices that may prevent any risk of misconnection.

Keywords: enteral feeding; misconnection errors; tube feeding.

MeSH terms

  • Enteral Nutrition / adverse effects
  • Enteral Nutrition / methods*
  • Humans
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Infusions, Intravenous* / adverse effects
  • Intensive Care Units, Neonatal*
  • Italy
  • Medical Errors / prevention & control*