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IEC 60601-1-11 Home Health Care Testing  Medical electrical equipment

IEC 60601-1-11 Medical Equipment Package Testing

This international standard applies to the basic package integrity of medical electrical equipment in the home healthcare environment. As an ISTA and ISO 17025 certified lab, we realize the importance of IEC 60601 testing. Meeting the IEC testing requirements can be difficult. We understand the challenges and guide companies through the process.

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Summary of IEC 60601-1-11 Home Health Care Testing

Medical electrical equipment – Part 1-11: General requirements for basic safety and essential performance – Collateral Standard: Requirements for medical electrical equipment and medical electrical systems used in the home healthcare environment.

IEC 60601-1-11 Package Sustainability Testing Introduction:

Medical practice increasingly uses medical electrical equipment and medical electrical systems for monitoring, treatment or diagnosis of patients in the home healthcare environment. The safety of medical electrical equipment in this uncontrolled environment with regard to the electrical installation and its related safety and protection means is a cause for concern.

IEC 60601 1 11 and EN 60601 1 11 testing procedures give special guidance on how this should be addressed in the instructions for use.

Within the two main categories are several sub-categories. These include mobile, portable, hand-held and body-worn. The IEC 60601-11-1 package testing standard includes the following chart that displays the qualitative assessment of home healthcare medical equipment subjected to shock and vibration:

Non-Transit-Operable Use

 

Mobile

Portable

Hand-Held

Body-Worn

Vibration

1

1

1

1

Shock

1

1

1

1

Drop

1

1

3

2

     

Transit-Operable Use

 

Mobile

Portable

Hand-Held

Body-Worn

Vibration

2

2

2

1

Shock

2

2

3

2

Drop

2

2

3

3

Even the normal use of medical equipment in the home healthcare environment can be hazardous. Patients and their families, especially children, can be rough when handling equipment.

Package testing standard, IEC 60601-1-11, was developed with contributions from clinicians, engineers and regulators.

The terminology, requirements, general recommendations and guidance of EN 60601-1-11 are intended to be useful for manufacturers of medical electrical equipment and medical electrical systems and for technical committees responsible for the development of particular standards.

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