SMTL Medical Disposable Datacard

`T' connector/adaptor

All Wales Contract: Intravenous sets and related items
Sterility Status: Sterile
Usage Status: Single use


Consists of a plastic hub with capped male luer lock and a tubing port at a right angle to the male luer lock. The 'T' adaptor may also possess an injection site or needle-free connector opposite the male luer lock. An extension tube may be attached to the 'T' connector via the tubing port.


Key areas where used

  • Theatres
  • A+E
  • General ward use

Method of use

Used to connect IV access devices together. Most commonly 'T' adaptors connect IV catheters to other extension tubing or giving sets. 'T' adapters connect two IV administration devices together at right angles to each other which provides easier IV manipulation. In addition, the injection port or needle-free connector provides another means for administration of intermediate injections


Individually packaged in a sterile peel pouch

Sizes Required

  • Not applicable

Example products

The following table lists examples of products known to be acceptable for this product description.

Brand Name Product Code Manufacturer
T connector F898050 Abbott Laboratories
Bionector 8cm extension 5222.008 Vygon Ltd.

Revision Details

Editor P Phillips, J Ford
Revision No 1.10
Revision date 02/12/13

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This datacard has been prepared as an aid to contracting for purchasers in the NHS in Wales, and should not be used as a substitute for literature, instructions or training from the manufacturers of the devices.

Products mentioned in this datacard are for illustration purposes only and should not be seen as an endorsement of these products.

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