60601-1, 3rd Edition, Medical electrical equipment, Part 1

ANSI/AAMI ES60601-1:2005, Medical electrical equipment—Part 1: General requirements for basic safety and essential performance is the third edition of the standard that covers any medical device that requires an electrical outlet or a battery. It has come to be known throughout the industry as the “bible” of medical electrical equipment standards.


  • Includes a risk management model—based on ANSI/AAMI/ISO 14971
  • Introduces the concept of essential performance—a measure of a device's effect on user and patient safety
  • Offers flexibility in meeting requirements, for example, different requirement levels for parts that come into contact with the user vs. parts that come in contact with the patient.
  • Provides structured method for manufacturers to demonstrate equivalent safety of alternate means of compliance
  • Identical to IEC 60601-1 but with U.S. deviations to comply with U.S. National Electric Code. (IEC text is also included for reference.)
  • Whether you choose the PDF, traditional print, or travel-size format, as of March 2012, you get the consolidated text of 60601-1 and Amendment 1 (60601-1:2005(R) 2012/A1:2012) showing the nearly 500 changes made by the amendment.

Published: March 2006; Reaffirmed January 2012; 402 pages.

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606011 Print $1,029 $604
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606011-PE 5.5"x7" Travel Size $1,029 $604
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