BBraun Perifix® catheter connector failure

The college has become aware that there have been failures of the BBraun Perifix® catheter connector, which is used to secure epidural and plexus block catheters, leading to disconnection of the catheter. BBraun have acknowledged the design problem and have made available a green sleeve device to prevent the "croc clip" opening inadvertently. We are currently unsure how widely these sleeves have been supplied, so please contact your supply chain representative or the company for assistance. 

The college has contacted BBraun for further advice and is awaiting communication from the company.

Last updated 09:06 30.06.2020