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Safety considerations to mitigate the risks of misconnections with small-bore connectors intended for enteral applications.

Food and Drug Administration; FDA; Center for Devices and Radiological Health; CDRH.

Mistakes due to small-bore Luer connector similarities can contribute to patient harm. This guidance provides ways for manufacturers, policy makers, and product designers to prevent misconnections, including recommendations regarding improvements for labeling, user testing, and risk assessment.