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Published documents proposed for reaffirmation can be purchased from the AAMI Store.
Comments due July 13, 2020
AAMI EC12, Disposable ECG electrodes (reaffirmation of an American National Standard). Establishes minimum labeling, safety, and performance requirements for disposable electrodes used for diagnostic electrocardiography (ECG) or ECG monitoring.Purchase
AAMI EC53, ECG trunk cables and patient leadwires (reaffirmation of an American National Standard). The objective of this standard is to allow ECG trunk cables and patient leadwires to be interchanged between ECG devices with isolated patient connections by establishing a common interface between the trunk wire cable and the patient leadwire connectors. Performance and safety criteria for trunk cables and patient leadwires used with isolated patient connectors are also specified. This standard's original scope related to trunk cables and patient leadwires used with cardiac monitors. The scope was extended to include patient leadwires used with other ECG devices including diagnostic electrocardiographs, ambulatory ECG (Holter) recorders/event recorders and ECG telemetry.Purchase
AAMI EC57, Testing and reporting performance results of cardiac rhythm and ST segment measurement algorithms (reaffirmation of an American National Standard). This standard established a method for testing and reporting the performance of algorithms used to detect cardiac rhythm disturbances, including the ST segment.Purchase
Comments due July 27, 2020
AAMI/ISO 14937, Sterilization of health care products — General requirements for characterization of a sterilizing agent and the development, validation and routine control of a sterilization process for medical devices (reaffirmation of an American National Standard). Specifies general requirements for the characterization of a sterilizing agent and for the development, validation and routine monitoring and control of a sterilization process for medical devices. Applies to sterilization processes in which microorganisms are inactivated by physical and/or chemical means. Intended to be applied by process developers, manufacturers of sterilization equipment, manufacturers of products to be sterilized and organizations responsible for sterilizing medical devices.Purchase
AAMI/CN, Small Bore Connectors Committee is working on the revision of AAMI/ISO 80369-7, Small-bore connectors for liquids and gases in healthcare applications — Part 7: Connectors for intravascular or hypodermic applications. Contact: Colleen Elliott
AAMI EQ, Medical Equipment Management Committee. The committee is working on the development of AAMI EQ110/Ed.1, Guidance for health care technology management education programs. This standard seeks to provide a recommended framework for new or established education programs in health care technology management (HTM). Contact: Patrick Bernat.
AAMI SP, Sphygmomanometer Committee. The committee is working on the adoption of ISO 81060-2:2019/Amd 1, Non-invasive sphygmomanometers - Clinical investigation of intermittent automated measurement type – Amendment 1. Contact: Jennifer Moyer
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AAMI Committees and U.S. TAGs
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Information on draft international standards under ballot can be found in ANSI Standards Action.International Committee and Working Group Meetings
Call or email the indicated staff person at AAMI for more information about upcoming international standards meetings.June 2020