On 8th March 2011 we were delighted to welcome BBC News to
Flexicare to talk about our new innovation in providing safe
connections, Hall Lock.
Working in partnership with Judith Hall from Cardiff University,
Flexicare have developed the Hall Lock system as a solution to
Hall Lock is a series of connectors designed to reduce the risk
of misconnections between four principle areas all of which have
been documented as wrong-route connections or injections. The
potential for accidental misconnection or wrong-route injections
within the hospital environment is greatly increased with the
multitude of ports and connectors present within a single
procedure, all of which use the same luer connector.
The growing number of fatal cases of reported wrong-route
injections, whether this has been intravenous drugs administered
intrathecally or regional anaesthesia drugs administered
intravenously has further highlighted the need to have a system
whereby a misconnection is not possible.
As part of Hall Lock's launch at the BioWales conference on 4th
March 2011, Flexicare and Hall Lock were featured in numerous
publications. Below is a selection of articles written about Hall
Lock surrounding the launch.