How to download and use ISO 80369-7 PDF Split and Merge
ISO 80369-7 is an international standard that specifies dimensions and requirements for the design and functional performance of small-bore connectors intended to be used for connections in intravascular applications or hypodermic applications of medical devices and accessories[^1^].
If you need to split or merge PDF files that contain information about ISO 80369-7, you can use a free and open source application called PDFsam[^4^]. PDFsam is a powerful visual tool that allows you to easily manipulate PDF files. You can download PDFsam from its official website[^4^].
After downloading and installing PDFsam, you can follow these steps to split or merge ISO 80369-7 PDF files:
Launch PDFsam and select the Split or Merge module from the main window.
Add the ISO 80369-7 PDF files that you want to split or merge by clicking on the Add button or dragging and dropping them into the workspace.
Choose the split or merge options that suit your needs. For example, you can split by page numbers, bookmarks, size, or text; or you can merge by page mode, file name, bookmark level, or table of contents.
Specify the output destination folder where you want to save the resulting PDF files.
Click on the Run button to start the split or merge process.
You can also use PDFsam to rotate, delete, extract, mix, or reorder pages of ISO 80369-7 PDF files. For more details, you can refer to the user guide[^4^] or watch the video tutorials[^4^] on the PDFsam website.ISO 80369-7 is the second edition of the standard that replaces the first edition (ISO 80369-7:2016) and ISO 594-1 and ISO 594-2. It was published in May 2021 and it is intended to reduce the risk of misconnection between small-bore connectors used in different applications .
The standard specifies the dimensions and performance requirements for male and female Luer slip connectors and Luer lock connectors. These connectors are widely used for intravascular or hypodermic applications, such as hypodermic syringes and needles or intravascular (IV) cannulae . The standard also provides guidance on how to test the connectors for leakage, separation force, stress cracking, and compatibility with other materials .
ISO 80369-7 is part of the ISO 80369 series, which covers small-bore connectors for various applications, such as enteral feeding, neuraxial devices, breathing systems, urinary catheters, and limb cuff inflation devices. The series aims to enhance patient safety by preventing misconnections that could lead to serious adverse events or death. The series also supports the implementation of the International Patient Safety Goal 3 of the World Health Organization (WHO), which calls for improving the safety of high-alert medications.ISO 80369-7 can be obtained from the ISO website or from the national standards bodies of the member countries. The standard is available in English and French languages and it can be purchased in PDF or paper format. The price of the standard is 166 Swiss francs (CHF) .
Using ISO 80369-7 can provide several benefits for the manufacturers, users, and patients of medical devices and accessories that use small-bore connectors for intravascular or hypodermic applications. Some of these benefits are:
Improving the quality and performance of the connectors by ensuring that they meet the specified dimensions and requirements.
Reducing the risk of misconnection errors that could cause harm to patients or health care workers.
Facilitating the compatibility and interoperability of the connectors across different medical devices and accessories.
Enhancing the confidence and trust of the customers and regulators in the safety and reliability of the connectors.
Supporting the harmonization and alignment of the standards and regulations for small-bore connectors in different regions and markets. aa16f39245