EN 15546-1:2008

Small bore connectors for liquids and gases in healthcare applications - Part 1 - General Requirements EN 15546-1:2008

General information

99.60 Withdrawal effective   Dec 15, 2010


CEN/CLC/JTC 3 Quality management and corresponding general aspects for medical devices

European Norm

11.040.10   Anaesthetic, respiratory and reanimation equipment


This part of the series of European Standards specifies general requirements for small bore connectors used in specific medical applications to convey liquids or gases to or from a patient or via intermediate systems.
It is intended to be a reference document that can be used as a tool to minimise the risk of misconnections of small bore connectors between different medical applications.
It provides a framework to assess non-interchangeability of small bore connectors based on their inherent design and dimensions.
It does not specify requirements for the medical devices and accessories on which these connectors are provided. Such requirements are given in particular International or European Standards for specific medical devices and accessories.
NOTE 1 It is intended that new designs of small bore connectors should be included in this series of Standards after they have been assessed according to the procedure given in Clause 6.
NOTE 2 Manufacturers are encouraged to incorporate the small bore connectors specified in this series of Standards into medical devices or systems, even if they are not currently required by the particular device standards. It is expected that when the particular device standards are revised, requirements for small bore connectors as specified in the series of Standards will be included.
NOTE 3 Manufacturers and users are encouraged to report their experience with the small bore connectors specified in this series of Standards to the technical committee or task force in charge of the elaboration of the present series of Standards, to consider this feedback during the revision of the relevant part of this series of Standards.

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EN 15546-1:2008
99.60 Withdrawal effective
Dec 15, 2010


EN ISO 80369-1:2010