ISO 80369-6 NRFit™ Components
Qosina offers a wide variety of NRFit™ components including, male and female connectors, filters and needles. All NRFit™ components are available for immediate delivery. Qosina’s NRFit™ connectors and caps are small and lightweight, made of medical-grade acrylic resin, BPA- and latex-free, gamma and EtO sterilization ready, and clear with no colorants added. The connectors are available to fit 0.083 inch (2.1 mm) or 0.122 inch (3.1 mm) outer diameter tubing, and the caps are offered in both vented and non-vented designs. The ergonomic wings on the female connectors and the easy-to-grip hub on the male connectors allow for ease of use.
The Qosina full-line catalog contains OEM medical device component supplies and features full-scale photographs of thousands of stock components on a one-centimeter grid. Qosina offers low minimums and short lead times on NRFit™ components for single-use systems.
New Neuraxial Connectors for Single-Use Systems
The ISO-80369-6 standard specifies requirements for small-bore connectors intended to be used in neuraxial applications. These applications involve the use of medical devices used to administer medications to neuraxial sites, wound infiltration anesthesia delivery and other regional anesthesia procedures, or to monitor or remove cerebro-spinal fluid for therapeutic or diagnostic purposes.
The Global Enteral Device Suppliers Association was formed to promote initiatives surrounding safe and optimal feeding and neuraxial tubing connectivity; therefore, it created the NRFit™ brand of neuraxial connectors to meet the ISO 80369-6 standard. NRFit™ connectors look much like luers, making a tapered seal connection; however, they are slightly smaller so that they cannot be misconnected to male or female luers as specified in the ISO 594 standards. Color is not included in the standard, but many manufacturers are choosing yellow as a plunger color to indicate NRFit™ syringes, which will easily differentiate them in procedural kits used in healthcare settings.