In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, SGS publishes a look at EU and international standards, including an overview of the parts of a critical care ventilator.
Online PR News – 06-February-2021 – Geneva, Switzerland – SGS, the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company, has published an overview of the requirements for critical care ventilators.
The medical response to the COVID-19 pandemic has demonstrated the importance of critical care ventilators in helping people survive life threatening diseases. All ventilators primarily deliver oxygen to the patient, but the way this is achieved can have a profound impact on the outcome for the patient. Critical care ventilators differ greatly from other forms of ventilator. They must meet exacting standards to ensure they deliver oxygen and remove carbon dioxide in a safe way.
SGS’s Consumer Compact article contains a timesaving overview of critical care ventilator functionalities and the standards that must be met for accessing EU and international markets. Aimed at those within the industry and the general public, this article provides a useful start for companies looking to access this complex marketplace.
The ongoing pandemic has demonstrated the importance of critical care ventilators for patients. Buyers and manufacturers must ensure the products are properly tested and certified to ensure they meet relevant safety and performance standards. In the end, it’s only trusted because it’s tested.
Read the original Consumer Compact article, ‘Saving Lives with The Right Ventilator for Critical Care Patients.’ [http://www.sgs.com/en/news/2021/01/saving-lives-with-the-right-ventilator-for-critical-care-patients]
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SGS has considerable experience in testing ventilators of all types to ensure they conform to relevant standards. They offer a comprehensive testing and certification service covering a wide variety of global standards, including International CB certification, North America Listed mark, EU CE certification, USA FDA registration, Brazilian INMETRO certification, IEC/EN 60601-1 standards, EN ISO 80601-2-12 and EN 794-3. Learn more about SGS Electrical and Electro Medical Device Testing. [https://www.sgs.com/en/consumer-goods-retail/medical-devices/electrical-and-electro-medical-device-testing]
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