There is a legal requirement under the Medical Devices Directive to produce medical electrical equipment that is safe. To comply with this, manufacturers must demonstrate that they have met essential requirements for safety, which is typically achieved by adopting the family of standards for electrical safety of medical equipment, IEC 60601.
Medical equipment is often found interconnected with other medical equipment, or with non-medical equipment such as computers, forming a Medical Electrical System. Examples include infusion stacks, endoscopy towers, image recording facilities and ITU networks.
This course will provide learners with an understanding of electrical safety of medical electrical equipment and systems, focussing on the IEC 60601 family of standards, so that they are able to rigorously test the electrical safety of medical equipment and systems.
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