Reducing the risk of misconnections

The Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI) has a set of resources related to the risk of small bore connector misconnections. Luer connectors are used for varied applications, some of which are fundamentally dangerous if used in the wrong context. For example, and inflator for a blood pressure cuff can rapidly produce a fatal air embolus if misconnected to an IV line instead.

CHPSO is participating in the standardization process for these small-bore connectors, with the goal of eliminating the physical possibility of some of the most-dangerous misconnections; keeping enteral, neuraxial, intravenous and other applications separated.