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Re: 60601-1
williamss #74944 27/02/20 11:29 AM
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awesome, thank you. I will see if our engineers are familiar with the newer 60601

Re: 60601-1
williamss #74953 28/02/20 3:50 PM
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No external charger just 9 Volt or AAA batteries

Re: 60601-1
williamss #74955 28/02/20 7:32 PM
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Still a medical device as far as IEC 60601 is concerned.

Re: 60601-1
williamss #74956 01/03/20 9:16 AM
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Just rewrite your policy and procedures regarding the purchase of new equipment with regard to the route it must take to be added to the asset register prior to being used on a patient,


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Re: 60601-1
Neil Porter #74959 01/03/20 6:41 PM
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Yes Neil, who would have thought that we're still reminding folk about this stuff ... what is it now, nearly fifty years on? frown


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Re: 60601-1
williamss #74965 02/03/20 4:34 PM
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People forget the simple stuff, always looking for the complicated


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Re: 60601-1
williamss #75563 27/07/20 2:08 PM
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no just AA, AAA or 9V battery no charger

Re: 60601-1
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Simple instruments such as auriscopes (otoscopes) and ophthalmoscopes? Yes; they should be checked (but as a low priority if time is tight):- smooth operation of the rheostat, good battery connections (and replace batteries if need be), condition of "head".

I know that things have moved on a bit now, with larger inventories, and so forth, but when I was a hospital biomed I always wanted to check everything - even the non-biomed kit. Prevention is better than cure. I was always a bit miffed if something cropped up (an equipment failure, or a user complaint) that we didn't already "know" about.

Or are you asking about non-powered items ... as in do they come under 60601-1?

In this case, and in general, I would answer "No" (as they don't fall under "electrical safety"); however many non-powered items should still come within the catchment for PM. Each item should be assessed according to its complexity, and against any risk it may present to patients (especially if and when it fails).

For example:- patient hoists, medical air regulators (and flowmeters), anaesthesia machines (especially the old-fashioned type), gas-powered resuscitators ... and many more.


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