New ISO standard for NIBP Cuffs connectors: ISO 80369-5


ISO 80369-1: this document provides the methodology to assess NON-INTERCONNECTABLE characteristics of SMALL-BORE CONNECTORS based on their inherent design and dimensions in order to reduce the RISK of misconnections between MEDICAL DEVICES or between ACCESSORIES for different APPLICATIONS as specified in this document as well as those that will be developed under future parts of the ISO 80369 series.

The sub-standard ISO 80369-5 will have an impact on your cuffs specifically.

A STRONG LEGACY ACCESSORY OF GE

As a pioneer in non-invasive BP (NIBP) monitoring for more than 40 years, GE understands your priorities. The state-of-the-art technology used in the manufacturing process ensures that CRITIKON® blood pressure cuffs always meet highest quality standards. We offer a wide selection of BP cuffs – from long lasting reusables to convenient disposables designed to support your infection control efforts. With GE CRITIKON BP cuffs, you can confidently care for patients in virtually any care setting.

WHY DO WE CHOOSE TO MOVE TO ISO 80369-5 STANDARD AND SUGGEST YOU DO THE SAME

TO IMPROVE PATIENT SAFETY – FIRST PRIORITY AT ALL TIMES

The International standard was developed because of patient safety concerns due to accessories misconnections incidents, with catastrophic consequences. The ISO 80369 series was developed to prevent misconnection between small-bore connectors used in different applications. It ensures correct connections even in complex working environments.

The rational behind

In 2000, a task group of the European standards organization CEN proposed a strategy to reduce incidents of accidental misconnection of PATIENT therapy tubing by the use of a series of NON-INTERCONNECTABLE CONNECTORS, differentiated by design, for use in different medical APPLICATIONS. The strategy reserves the use of LUER CONNECTORS solely for use in MEDICAL DEVICES used to access the vascular system or for hypodermic syringes so that they can achieve their intended function.

What do we provide you for this positive change? – GE solutions

By June 2020, the whole range of CRITIKON Blood Pressure Cuffs and equipment air hoses will be equipped with the new ISO 80369-5 DINACLICK connectors.

DINACLICK is an innovative adult/pediatric BP cuff connection system that allows healthcare professionals to have BP cuffs standardization and provides improved workflow by decreasing manual connection time. DINACLICK is a true dual-tube universal connectivity solutions that is intuitive and easy to use and helps to prevent misconnections.

GE Healthcare’s range of CRITIKON cuffs with the new ISO 80369-5 connectors: DURA-CUF reusable cuffs, SOFT-CUF & CLASSIC-CUF limited reuse cuffs and CLASSIC-CUF ISOLATION single patient use cuffs.

Supporting Materials Listing

ISO Standard connector brochure

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