Vygon spearheads neonatal safety in India with groundbreaking Nutrisafe2 system

18th March, 2024 | By Vrushti Kothari 

First company in the country to launch the enhanced neonatal feeding system

In an innovative leap forward, Vygon, a frontrunner in the manufacturing and distribution of specialised medical devices, has unveiled Nutrisafe2. This cutting-edge enteral feeding system, designed for neonates, ensures feeding precision and safety in neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). With its launch, Vygon addresses the critical challenge of tubing misconnections, a prevalent risk in neonatal care that leads to adverse events, including fatalities.

Neonates within healthcare settings receive medication and other therapies through a variety of tubes and catheters.The connectors of these different delivery systems are often compatible and can be connected to each other. Adverse events, and even deaths, have occurred when medicines, liquid feeding formulas or air have been accidentally delivered through the wrong tube. These errors are called tubing misconnections.

Speaking during the launch, Pavan Choudary, Managing Director of Vygon India, said, “Misconnections in enteral nutrition has been a crucial concern internationally. 40% of all misconnections are attributed to enteral clinical area, and the consequences are often serious and sometimes fatal."

The device's launch comes in response to the critical healthcare issue, underscored by a 2014 Sentinel Event Alert from The Joint Commission. The alert shed light on the severe consequences of tubing misconnections, including enteral feeding solutions mistakenly introduced into IV lines, leading to several reported fatalities. Nutrisafe2 emerges as an effective safeguard against such risks, engineered specially for neonates to ensure safety in neonatal enteral feeding.

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