This is the first edition of CAN/CSA-ISO 5367, Breathing tubes intended for use with anaesthetic apparatus and ventilators, which is an adoption without modification of the identically titled ISO (International Organization for Standardization) Standard 5367 (fourth edition, 2000-06-01). At the time of publication, ISO 5367:2000 is available from ISO in English only. CSA Group will publish the French version when it becomes available from ISO.
This International Standard specifies basic requirements for antistatic and non-antistatic breathing tubes and breathing tubing supplied to be cut to length, intended for use with anaesthetic apparatus and ventilators, humidifiers and nebulizers. It also applies to breathing tubes and Y-pieces supplied already assembled and to those supplied as components and assembled in accordance with the manufacturers' instructions.
Provision is made for breathing tubes having ends incorporating adaptors with conical connectors (assembled ends) or with plain ends (either cylindrical or tapered).
Breathing tubes for special purposes, such as those used with ventilators having special compliance requirements and coaxial lumen tubes, are outside the scope of this International Standard.