As technology improves, this presents new complexities and hazards to the system. Therefore, medical electrical equipment must be compliant with applicable standards to protect individuals within medical facilities from potential electrical harm.
Where risk management and medical device safety meet: 24 definitions you need to know.
What is Risk Management? Here is a beautiful presentation to help you understand what Risk Management in Medical Devices looks like in compliance with ISO 14971; the standard for the application of risk management to medical devices.
Risk Management is defined as the “systematic application of management policies, procedures and practices to the tasks of analyzing evaluating controlling, and monitoring risk” Basically, risk management means the right people doing the right activities at the right time to prevent harm.
https://youtu.be/OS2unSk68KQ The Manufacturer and User Facility Device Experience, or MAUDE, database is a tool that I use to help discover potential hazards when developing design input specifications for medical devices. It's very useful and I highly recommend this resource. Here is a simple guide I made to get your search started. … Continue reading Video | FDA’s MAUDE database: A medical device expert’s insight
Creating your design input specification (DIS) should be the first stage of any product design process. It is a vital tool your Design Team will use as the framework for the design and development of your medical device, and to also comply with regulatory requirements. Wait! Just what is DIS? In the simplest terms, your… Continue reading How to turn User Needs into Design Specifications (with tables)