Medical electrical equipment, Part 2-16: Particular requirements for basic safety and essential performance of hemodialysis, hemodiafiltration and hemofiltration equipment
|Publication Date:||1 January 2012|
This International Standard applies to the BASIC SAFETY and ESSENTIAL PERFORMANCE of HEMODIALYSIS, HEMODIAFILTRATION and HEMOFILTRATION EQUIPMENT, hereafter referred to as HEMODIALYSIS EQUIPMENT.
This International Standard does not take into consideration the DIALYSIS FLUID control system of HEMODIALYSIS EQUIPMENT using regeneration of DIALYSIS FLUID and CENTRAL DELIVERY SYSTEMS. It does however take into consideration the specific safety requirements of such HEMODIALYSIS EQUIPMENT concerning electrical safety and PATIENT safety.
This International Standard specifies the minimum safety requirements for HEMODIALYSIS EQUIPMENT. These devices are intended for use either by medical staff or for use by the PATIENT or other trained personnel under the supervision of medical expertise.
This International Standard includes all ME EQUIPMENT that is intended to deliver a HEMODIALYSIS, HEMODIAFILTRATION and HEMOFILTRATION treatment to a PATIENT suffering from kidney failure.
The particular requirements in this International standard do not apply to:
- EXTRACORPOREAL CIRCUITS;
- DIALYSIS FLUID CONCENTRATES;
- water treatment equipment;
- equipment used to perform PERITONEAL DIALYSIS (see IEC 60601-2-39).
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 IEC 60601-1.
NOTE See also 4.2 of IEC 60601-1:2005.