Joint Statement on neuraxial connectors and ISO 80369-6:2016

21 September 2017

The Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care (ACSQHC) and the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (ANZCA) recently released a Joint statement on neuraxial connectors and ISO 80369-6:2016. The joint statement endorses the international standard ISO 80369-6:2016 Small bore connectors for liquids and gases in healthcare applications – Part 6:Connectors for neuraxial applications for use in Australia, and makes eight recommendations to promote safe implementation of ISO 80369-6:2016 in Australian hospitals. The statement recommends that ISO 80369-6 be adopted in Australia to improve patient safety. It contains guidance for health services planning for and implementing these devices.



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