Unique international standard designs for each high-risk device delivery system will promote better patient safety and help ensure that connectors for unrelated delivery systems are incompatible. Without an international industry design standard for connectors, manufacturers would have to attempt to test against all proprietary designs for different applications to ensure that their connector is incompatible with any other connector on the market. Healthcare organizations would have to purchase multiple systems across the continuum of care—without a standardized mechanism for testing and evaluation to prevent misconnections between them. Such a scenario could create confusion and put patients at higher risk. When the standards are approved, the Luer connector will be maintained only for the intravascular and hypodermic applications. All other delivery systems with small-bore connectors will change to ensure incompatibility with the intravascular Luer connector or each of the other new connectors.