Small-bore connectors for liquids and gases in healthcare applications -- Part 3: Connectors for enteral applications
- gastric suction-only medical devices;
- oral-only medical devices;
EXAMPLE An oral tip syringe that is not intended to connect to another medical device. It is intended to administer directly to the patient's mouth.
- pressurizing and depressurizing the retention mechanism (e.g. balloon) used to hold invasive enteral medical devices in place;
- medical devices for rectal drainage, rectal administration of medicines or fluid, and any other rectal access medical device;
- gastrointestinal endoscopy equipment;
- skin level gastrostomy medical devices. NOTE 2 Manufacturers are encouraged to incorporate the small-bore connectors specified in ISO 80369-3:2016 into enteral medical devices or accessories, even if currently not required by the relevant particular medical device standards. It is expected that when the relevant particular medical device standards are revised, requirements for small-bore connectors, as specified in ISO 80369, will be included.
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