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IEC 60601-2-4

Medical electrical equipment - Part 2-4: Particular requirements for the basic safety and essential performance of cardiac defibrillators

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Organization: IEC
Publication Date: 1 February 2018
Status: active
Page Count: 334
ICS Code (Anaesthetic, respiratory and reanimation equipment): 11.040.10
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Replacement:

This International Standard applies to the BASIC SAFETY and ESSENTIAL PERFORMANCE of CARDIAC DEFIBRILLATORS, hereafter referred to as ME EQUIPMENT.

If a clause or subclause is specifically intended to be applicable to ME EQUIPMENT only, or to ME SYSTEMS only, the title and content of that clause or subclause will say so. If that is not the case, the clause or subclause applies both to ME EQUIPMENT and to ME SYSTEMS, as relevant.

HAZARDS inherent in the intended physiological function of ME EQUIPMENT or ME SYSTEMS within the scope of this standard are not covered by specific requirements in this standard except in 7.2.13 and 8.4.1 of the general standard.

NOTE See also 4.2 of the general standard.

This particular standard does not apply to implantable DEFIBRILLATORS, remote control DEFIBRILLATORS, or separate stand-alone cardiac monitors (which are standardized by IEC 60601-2-27:2011 [2]2). Cardiac monitors which use separate ECG monitoring electrodes are not within the scope of this standard unless they are used as the sole basis for AED rhythm recognition detection or beat detection for synchronized cardioversion. DEFIBRILLATOR electrodes as described in 201.108 can also be used for ECG monitoring; however, due to the larger electrode area, the requirements of IEC 60601-2-27 are not applicable for

DEFIBRILLATOR ELECTRODES. Defibrillation waveform technology is evolving rapidly. Published studies indicate that the effectiveness of waveforms varies. The choice of a particular waveform including waveshape, delivered energy, efficacy, and safety has been specifically excluded from the scope of this standard.

However, due to the critical importance of the therapeutic waveform, comments have been added to the rationale which addresses considerations in waveform selection

Document History

IEC 60601-2-4
February 1, 2018
Medical electrical equipment - Part 2-4: Particular requirements for the basic safety and essential performance of cardiac defibrillators
Replacement: This International Standard applies to the BASIC SAFETY and ESSENTIAL PERFORMANCE of CARDIAC DEFIBRILLATORS, hereafter referred to as ME EQUIPMENT. If a clause or subclause is...
February 1, 2018
AMENDMENT 1 Medical electrical equipment – Part 2-4: Particular requirements for the basic safety and essential performance of cardiac defibrillators
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December 1, 2010
Medical electrical equipment – Part 2-4: Particular requirements for the basic safety and essential performance of cardiac defibrillators
Replacement: This International Standard applies to the BASIC SAFETY and ESSENTIAL PERFORMANCE of CARDIAC DEFIBRILLATORS, hereafter referred to as ME EQUIPMENT. If a clause or subclause is...
August 1, 2002
Medical Electrical Equipment Part 2-4: Particular Requirements for the Safety of Cardiac Defibrillators
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August 1, 2002
Medical Electrical Equipment Part 2-4: Particular Requirements for the Safety of Cardiac Defibrillators
This Particular Standard specifies requirements for the safety of CARDIAC DEFIBRILLATORS as defined in 2.1.101, hereinafter referred to as EQUIPMENT. This Particular Standard does not apply to...
January 1, 1983
Medical Electrical Equipment Part 2: Particular Requirements for the Safety of Cardiac Defibrillators and Cardiac Defibrillator-Monitors; (AS/NZS 3200.2.4: 1993)
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