OK guys; I've found what I was looking for (the basics, anyway).
It seems that a CIVAB code is an "eight-character string" that identifies a model of biomedical equipment. The code comprises:-
1) Equipment class (3 chars)
2) Manufacturer (3 chars)
3) Model (2 chars)
For example:- DEF HPI 20
indicates "Defibrillator, Hewlett-Packard, 43120-A"
And yes, the Si3C system does (or certainly did
) use such codes as these.
But what is not clear is that when the complete CIVAD code needs to be quoted, is it given as:-
1) DEF HPI 20
by the system)