AAMI Standards Monitor Online 14 May 2021
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If you would like to comment on one of the draft documents listed below, contact the individual indicated by e-mail to receive a PDF copy of the draft. These copies are free.
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Comments due May 17, 2021
AAMI ST15883-1, Washer-disinfectors, Part 1: General requirements, terms and definitions and tests & A1 & A2 (reaffirmation of an American National Standard and amendments). This standard specifies general performance requirements for washer-disinfectors (WD) and their accessories that are intended to be used for cleaning and disinfection of re-usable medical devices and other articles used in the context of medical, dental, pharmaceutical and veterinary practice. It specifies performance requirements for cleaning and disinfection as well as for the accessories which can be required to achieve the necessary performance. The methods and instrumentation required for validation, routine control and monitoring and re-validation, periodically and after essential repairs, are also specified. Contact: Amanda Benedict
AAMI SW96, Standard for medical device security — Security risk management for device manufacturers (proposed new American National Standard). This standard provides requirements and guidance when addressing design, production and post-production security risk management within the risk management framework defined by ANSI/AAMI/ISO 14971. While it is based on the ANSI/AAMI/ISO 14971 framework for medical device risk management, most concepts are applicable to any healthcare product, including digital health, that requires the management of security. Contact: Ovidiu Munteanu
Comments due June 28, 2021
AAMI/ISO 13408-3, Aseptic processing of health care products—Part 3: Lyophilization (reaffirmation of an American National Standard). This standard specifies requirements for and offers guidance on equipment, processes, programmes and procedures for the control and validation of lyophilization as an aseptic process. It does not address the physical/chemical objectives of a lyophilization process. Contact: Amanda Benedict
AAMI ST98, Cleaning validation of health care products — Requirements for development and validation of a cleaning process for medical devices (proposed new American National Standard). This standard covers the requirements to validate the cleaning instructions that are provided by the medical device manufacturer for processing medical devices. Contact: Amanda Benedict
Comments due July 5, 2021 (public review opening May 21, 2021)
AAMI ST91, Flexible and semi-rigid endoscope processing in healthcare facilities (revision of an American National Standard). This standard provides guidelines for point of use treatment, transporting, leak testing (where indicated), cleaning, packaging (where indicated), high-level disinfecting and/or sterilizing, storage, and quality control procedures of flexible gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopes, flexible bronchoscopes, flexible ear, nose, and throat endoscopes, flexible urology endoscopes, and other types of reusable flexible endoscopes used in procedural and surgical settings, and semi-rigid operative endoscopes (e.g., choledochoscopes) used in health care facilities. These guidelines are intended to provide comprehensive information and direction for health care personnel in the processing of these reusable devices and accessories to render them safe for patient use. Contact: Amanda Benedict
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: Ovidiu Munteanu.
AAMI QM-WG01, Application of Quality Systems to Medical Devices Working Group. The working group is working on the development of AAMI CR510, Consensus Report on Compliant Use of Cloud Computing for Quality Systems and Medical Devices. This Consensus Report will provide guidance to multiple stakeholders regarding the appropriate and compliant use of cloud computing both as a component of medical devices and in support of quality systems. Contact: Joe Lewelling.
AAMI TIB, Transfusion, infusion and injection, and blood processing equipment for medical and pharmaceutical use. The committee has recently approved development of an AAMI Technical Information Report (TIR), Guidance for Closed System Transfer Device Testing with Hazardous Drugs. This TIR seeks to provide guidelines for physical and chemical compatibility of the drug with the Close System Transfer Device (CSTD), which may include but not limited to holdup volume, coring/fragmentation of the vial rubber stopper, microbial ingress, stability/shelf-life and usability. Contact: Jeff Linder.
The committees listed below are seeking new members in the indicated stakeholder interest category to participate in the development of their documents. Definitions of the various stakeholder groups are:
An individual or organizational representative, who purchases, utilizes or receives the materials, products, systems, or services covered in the scope of technical documents developed by AAMI in the delivery of healthcare; individuals in this interest category include clinicians, employees or representatives of Healthcare Delivery Organizations, clinical consultants, patients, etc
An individual or organizational representative involved in the commercial production, promotion, sale, use or distribution of materials, products, systems, or services covered in the scope of technical documents developed by AAMI; this interest category includes manufacturers, those involved in supply chains, employees of test labs or commercial labs, industry consultants, etc.
An individual or organizational representative involved in the regulation of the materials, products, systems, or services covered in the scope of the technical documents developed by AAMI; this interest category includes those representing federal, state, local, foreign, or other government entities
An individual or organizational representative with a general material interest in the materials, products, systems, or services covered in the scope of the technical documents developed by AAMI and who does not fit into any of the preceding categories; this interest category can include noncommercial academicians, noncommercial researchers, patient or consumer advocates, representatives of accrediting organizations, representatives of other organizations, etc.
Please contact the staff person indicated for more information on how to join.
AAMI Committees and U.S. TAGs
Open meetings of AAMI committees and U.S. Technical Advisory Groups (TAGs) are listed here and at the AAMI website (www.aami.org). Note: If you plan to attend a meeting, please send a brief note to the AAMI Standards Department (firstname.lastname@example.org) indicating the name and date of the meeting so that staff can contact you in the event of a last-minute cancellation.
AAMI Infusion Device (ID) Committee (open meeting). 18 May 2021, 14:00h to 16:00h ET. Virtual Meeting. Contact: Ladan Bulookbashi
AAMI Microbiological Methods Working Group (open meeting). 15 June 2021, 14:00h to 17:00h ET. Virtual Meeting. Contact: Amanda Benedict
AAMI Sterilization Standards meetings (open meetings). 13-17 September 2021, 08:00h to 17:00h ET. Schedule of meetings TBD. AAMI, Arlington, VA. Contact: Amanda Benedict
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.
ISO/TC 150/SC 2/WG 6, Vascular device-drug combination products (closed meeting), 20 May to 21 May 2021, 09:00 h to 11:00 h ET, Zoom meeting. Contact: Cliff Bernier
ISO/TC 150/SC 2/WG 5, Renal replacement, detoxification and apheresis (closed meeting), 25 May to 26 May 2021, 07:00 h to 10:00 h ET, Zoom meeting. Contact: Cliff Bernier
ISO/TC 198/WG 2, Radiation sterilization (closed meeting), 26 May 2021, 10:00 h to 12:00 h EST, Zoom meeting. Contact: Amanda Benedict
ISO/TC 198/WG 3, Industrial moist heat sterilization (closed meeting), 1, 3, 7, 10, 14, 17, 21, 24, 28, 30 June 2021, 13:00 h to 16:00 h BST, Zoom meeting. Contact: Amanda Benedict
ISO/TC 150/SC 2/WG 3, Vascular prosthesis (closed meeting), 15 June to 16 June 2021, 09:00 h to 12:00 h ET, Zoom meeting. Contact: Cliff Bernier
ISO/TC 198/WG 1, Industrial EO sterilization (closed meeting), 29 June 2021, 13:00 h to 15:00 h IST, Zoom meeting. Contact: Amanda Benedict
ISO/TC 198/WG 9, Aseptic processing (closed meeting), 1 July 2021, 12:00 h to 16:00 h CEST, Zoom meeting. Contact: Amanda Benedict
ISO/TC 121, Anaesthetic and respiratory equipment (closed meeting), 16 July 2021, Zoom meeting. Contact: Colleen Elliott.