From 1 April 2011 all spinal (intrathecal) bolus doses and lumbar puncture samples should be performed using syringes, needles and other devices with connectors that will not also connect with intravenous equipment.
All spinal (intrathecal) bolus doses and lumbar puncture samples are performed using syringes, needles and other devices with safer connectors that will not connect with intravenous luer connectors; medical devices and pharmaceutical manufacturers should supply devices with safer connectors well before the required implementation date, to enable clinical evaluation and changes in the supply chain to occur.
Becton Dickinson (BD) are planning to supply the following devices before April 2011
The new safer connector product lines enable BD customers to meet NPSA Safety Alert requirements with minimal impact to current clinical practice.
For more information please contact:
Becton, Dickinson U.K. Limited