IEC 60601-1-8:2003 Withdrawn

Medical electrical equipment - Part 1-8: General requirements for safety - Collateral Standard: General requirements, tests and guidance for alarm systems in medical electrical equipment and medical electrical systems


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Specifies requirements for alarm systems and alarm signals in medical electrical equipment and medical electrical systems. It also provides guidance for the application of alarm systems. The object of this collateral standard is to specify basic safety and essential performance requirements and tests for alarm systems in medical electrical equipment and medical electrical systems and to provide guidance for their application. This is accomplished by defining alarm categories (priorities) by degree of urgency, consistent alarm signals and consistent control states and their marking for all alarm systems.

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Publication typeInternational Standard
Publication date2003-08-14
Available language(s)English, English/French, Spanish
TC/SCTC 62/SC 62A - Common aspects of electrical equipment used in medical practicerss
ICS11.040.01 - Medical equipment in general
File size1677 KB

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