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Title: Εlectrical safety of medical equipment
Alternative title / Subtitle: an experimental approach
Authors: Αγγελάκης, Στέφανος Χ.
Σαατσάκης, Γεώργιος
Πριονάς, Δημήτριος
Βαλαής, Ιωάννης Γ.
Item type: Conference publication
Keywords: Electrical Safety;Electrical Safety Analyzer;IEC 60601;IEC 62353;Rigel 288;Ηλεκτρική ασφάλεια;Αναλυτής ηλεκτρικής ασφάλειας
Subjects: Medicine
Medical technology
Ιατρική τεχνολογία
Issue Date: 14-Feb-2015
Date of availability: 14-Feb-2015
Publisher: Νερατζής, Ηλίας
Σιανούδης, Ιωάννης
Βαλαής, Ιωάννης Γ.
Φούντος, Γεώργιος Π.
Abstract: Electrical safety is a very important factor that needs to be tested: (a) On newly acquired equipment prior to being accepted for use, (b) during routine planned preventative maintenance and (c) after repairs have been carried out on equipment. The purpose of this article is (a) to inform scientific community about the electrical safety tests of Medical Equipment and the serious consequences for the patient, the medical staff as well as others when it is not properly and regularly performed, (b) present the current status in the Greek Hospitals’ regarding the electrical safety tests and (c) the presentation of the experimental setups, measurements and tests that were performed on every medical equipment of five fully operational operating theaters of a Greek hospital in Athens. Tests and measurements were performed according to the international protocols IEC 60601 and IEC 62353 (which is valid for medical devices). Results revealed that some multi-socket power lines, as well as some power cords were outside of the limits provided by the international protocols. All tests results as well as the conclusions are graphically presented and analyzed.
Description: Special issue: 2nd Conference on Bio-Medical Instrumentation and related Engineering And Physical Sciences, Technological Educational Institute of Athens, Athens, 21 & 22 June 2013.
Language: English
Citation: Angelakis, S.C., Saatsakis, G., Prionas, D. and Valais, I.G. (2014). Εlectrical safety of medical equipment: an experimental approach. "e-Journal of Science & Technology". [Online] 9(4): 25-30. Available from:
Journal: e-Περιοδικό Επιστήμης & Τεχνολογίας
e-Journal of Science & Technology
Type of Journal: With a review process (peer review)
Access scheme: Publicly accessible
License: Αναφορά Δημιουργού-Μη Εμπορική Χρήση-Όχι Παράγωγα Έργα 3.0 Ηνωμένες Πολιτείες
Appears in Collections:Τόμος 09, τεύχος 4 (2014)

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