C63.18-2014 American National Standard Recommended Practice for an On-Site, Ad Hoc Test Method for Estimating Electromagnetic Immunity of Medical Devices to Radiated Radio-Frequency (RF) Emissions from RF Transmitters

active - Revision of C63.18-1997
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Organization: IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc.
Publication Date: 20 June 2014
Status: active
Page(s): 1 - 64
ICS Code (Immunity): 33.100.20
ISBN (Online): 978-0-7381-9160-7
DOI: 10.1109/IEEESTD.2014.6840284

Abstracts

Regular

A guide to evaluating electromagnetic immunity of medical devices against radiated radio-frequency (RF) emissions from common RF transmitters is provided in this recommended practice (e.g., two-way radios; walkie-talkies; mobile phones; wireless-enabled tablets, e-readers, laptop computers, and similar devices; RFID readers; networked mp3 players; two-way pagers; and wireless personal digital assistants [PDAs]). A comprehensive test or a guarantee is not provided by this protocol but, instead, a basic evaluation is given that can help identify medical devices that might be particularly vulnerable to interference from common RF transmitters. Existing or newly purchased medical devices can be evaluated by this ad hoc test protocol or the protocol can be implemented for prepurchase evaluation. This recommended practice applies to medical devices used in health-care facilities but can also be adapted to medical devices in home health-care or mobile health-care settings. It does not apply to implantable medical devices (e.g., pacemakers and defibrillators), transport environments such as ambulances and helicopters, or RF transmitters rated at more than 8 W of output power. Testing with transmitters greater than 8 W in health-care facilities is not recommended because of possible adverse effects on criticalcare medical devices that are in use in nearby areas of the facility. Finally, in-band RF interference where the fundamental frequency of an RF transmitter overlaps with frequencies used by a hospital wireless network or monitoring or other medical device wireless links is not addressed by this recommended practice.

Standard

A guide to evaluating electromagnetic immunity of medical devices against radiatedradio-frequency (RF) emissions from common RF transmitters is provided in this recommendedpractice (e.g., two-way radios; walkie-talkies; mobile phones; wireless-enabled tablets, e-readers,laptop computers, and similar devices; RFID readers; networked mp3 players; two-way pagers;and wireless personal digital assistants [PDAs]). A comprehensive test or a guarantee is notprovided by this protocol but, instead, a basic evaluation is given that can help identify medicaldevices that might be particularly vulnerable to interference from common RF transmitters.Existing or newly purchased medical devices can be evaluated by this ad hoc test protocol or theprotocol can be implemented for prepurchase evaluation. This recommended practice applies tomedical devices used in health-care facilities but can also be adapted to medical devices in homehealth-care or mobile health-care settings. It does not apply to implantable medical devices (e.g.,pacemakers and defibrillators), transport environments such as ambulances and helicopters, orRF transmitters rated at more than 8 W of output power. Testing with transmitters greater than8 W in health-care facilities is not recommended because of possible adverse effects on critical care medical devices that are in use in nearby areas of the facility. Finally, in-band RFinterference where the fundamental frequency of an RF transmitter overlaps with frequenciesused by a hospital wireless network or monitoring or other medical device wireless links is notaddressed by this recommended practice.

Document History

C63.18-2014 - American National Standard Recommended Practice for an On-Site, Ad Hoc Test Method for Estimating Electromagnetic Immunity of Medical Devices to Radiated Radio-Frequency (RF) Emissions from RF Transmitters - Redline
June 20, 2014 - IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc.

A guide to evaluating electromagnetic immunity of medical devices against radiatedradio-frequency (RF) emissions from common RF transmitters is provided in this recommendedpractice (e.g., two-way radios; walkie-talkies; mobile phones; wireless-enabled tablets, e-readers,laptop computers, and similar...

PC63.18/D6.9, April 2014 - American National Standard Recommended Practice for an On-Site, Ad Hoc Test Method for Estimating Electromagnetic Immunity of Medical Devices to Radiated Radio-Frequency (RF) Emissions from RF Transmitters
June 20, 2014 - IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc.

The purpose of this recommended practice is to provide an ad hoc test method to estimate the electromagnetic immunity of medical devices and help identify interference issues that might exist with critical medical devices as a result of emissions from RF transmitters increasingly used in health-care...

C63.18-2014 - American National Standard Recommended Practice for an On-Site, Ad Hoc Test Method for Estimating Electromagnetic Immunity of Medical Devices to Radiated Radio-Frequency (RF) Emissions from RF Transmitters
June 20, 2014 - IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc.

A guide to evaluating electromagnetic immunity of medical devices against radiated radio-frequency (RF) emissions from common RF transmitters is provided in this recommended practice (e.g., two-way radios; walkie-talkies; mobile phones; wireless-enabled tablets, e-readers, laptop computers, and simi...

C63.18-1997 - American National Standard Recommended Practice for an On-site, Ad-Hoc Test Method for Estimating Radiated Electromagnetic Immunity of Medical Devices to Specific Radio Frequency Transmitters
December 31, 1997 - IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc.

Guidance is provided for health-care organizations in evaluating the radiated RF electromagnetic immunity of their existing inventories of medical devices to their existing inventories of RF transmitters, as well as to RF transmitters that are commonly available. This recommended practice can also b...

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