IEC 60601-1-8:2006 Preview
Medical electrical equipment -- Part 1-8: General requirements for basic safety and essential performance -- Collateral standard: General requirements, tests and guidance for alarm systems in medical electrical equipment and medical electrical systems
This standard was last reviewed and confirmed in 2015. Therefore this version remains current.
Specifies 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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