NBN EN ISO 80369-1:2011

Small bore connectors for liquids and gases in healthcare applications - Part 1: General requirements (ISO 80369-1:2010)


About this standard

German, English and French
Publication date
21 January 2011
NBN EN 15546-1:2008
Replaced by
NBN EN ISO 80369-1:2018
ICS Code
11.040.10 (Anaesthetic, respiratory and reanimation equipment)
11.040.20 (Transfusion, infusion and injection equipment)

About this training


ISO 80369-1:2010 specifies general requirements for small-bore connectors, which convey liquids or gases in healthcare applications. These small-bore connectors are used in medical devices or accessories intended for use with a patient.
ISO 80369-1:2010 also specifies the healthcare fields in which these small-bore connectors are intended to be used.
These healthcare fields of use include, but are not limited to, applications for:
breathing systems and driving gases,
enteral and gastric,
urethral and urinary,
limb cuff inflation,
neuraxial devices, and
intravascular or hypodermic.
Small-bore connectors as specified in ISO 80369-1:2010 are non-interconnectable with:
the cones and sockets of ISO 5356-1:2004 and ISO 5356-2:2006;
the temperature sensor connector and mating ports specified in Annex DD of ISO 8185:2007; and
the nipples of EN 13544-2:2002.
ISO 80369-1:2010 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 and to reduce the risk of misconnections between medical devices with 6 % Luer connectors, and all other non-Luer (6 %) connectors that will be developed under future parts of this series of standards.
It does not specify requirements for the medical devices or accessories that use these small-bore connectors. Such requirements are given in particular International Standards for specific medical devices or accessories.