Making the perfect match: New global standards for medical tubing connectors

According to a recent blog post on the reSOURCEs section of the HealthTrust public website, a new global design standard for medical device tubing connectors will improve patient safety by reducing the incidence of enteral tubing misconnections.

The new international design standard for medical device tubing connectors is due to be released this year as part of an initiative aimed at making it difficult, if not impossible, for medical tubing errors to occur, according to the blog post.

The Stay Connected Initiative has already begun to yield new connector designs for respiratory systems and driving gases, limb cuff inflation applications, enteral feedings, and neuraxial applications. The initiative is sponsored by the Global Enteral Device Supplier Association (GEDSA), formed in 2013 to help introduce international standards for new enteral connectors.

To read the blog post in full and learn more about the new standard, click here.


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