This is the fourth edition of CAN/CSA-Z5360, Anaesthetic vaporizers - Agent-specific filling systems, which is an adoption without modification of the identically titled ISO (International Organization for Standardization) Standard 5360 (second edition, 2006-10-01). It supersedes the third edition, published in 1994 as CAN/CSA-Z5360 (adopted ISO 5360:1993); the second edition, published in 1983 as CAN3-Z168.4; and the first edition, published in 1975 as CSA Z168.4.
This International Standard specifies the dimensions of agent-specific filling systems for agent-specific anaesthetic vaporizers.
This International Standard does not specify construction materials. Materials used for the parts of filling systems which come into contact with liquid anaesthetic agent should be selected with regard to:
b) compatibility with anaesthetic agents;
c) minimization of health risks due to substances leached from the materials.
Because of the unique properties of desflurane, dimensions for this agent have not been specified in this International Standard.
NOTE Designs of connection systems are encouraged which only permit engagement of the agent-specific bottle adaptor to the bottle when the bottle collar is in place.