This is the third edition of CAN/CSA-Z8836, Suction catheters for use in the respiratory tract, which is an adoption, with Canadian deviations, of the identically titled ISO (International Organization for Standardization) Standard 8836 (third edition, 2007-09-01). It supersedes the previous editions, published in 2001 as CAN/CSA-Z8836 (adopted ISO 8836:1997) and in 1994 as CAN/CSA-Z8836 (adopted ISO 8836:1988).
This International Standard specifies requirements for suction catheters made of plastic materials and intended for use in suction of the respiratory tract.
Specialized suction catheters, e.g. those with more than one lumen and suction catheters without a terminal orifice, are excluded from the scope of this International Standard.
Angled-tip suction catheters (e.g. Coudé catheters) and suction catheters with aspirator collectors are not considered to be specialized and are therefore included in the scope of this International Standard.