Sunday, 15 May 2016

ISO 80369 series - Small bore connectors for liquids and gases in healthcare applications


A new ISO standard of interest has been issued. This is ISO 80369-6:2016  “Small bore connectors for liquids and gases in healthcare applications -- Part 6: Connectors for neuraxial applications.”

Feeding tubes, catheters and IV drips are just some of the essential delivery devices used in medical settings that save lives every day. But even minor errors in their connectors can have devastating consequences. The new standard addresses part of the risks assoicated with such devices. Part 6 specifies the requirements for connectors used in neuraxial applications intended to administer medications to neuraxial sites, wound infiltration, anaesthesia delivery, other regional anaesthesia procedures and to monitor or remove cerebro-spinal fluid for therapeutic or diagnostic purposes.

For further information, see ISO.



Posted by Dr. Tim Sandle