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Standardisation of the particular requirements for basic safety and essential performance of medical devices and their accessories that connect to or are inserted into the airways of patients, including those devices that provide the interface between the patient and atmosphere or gas from a supply device.

Examples include tracheal and tracheostomy tubes, supralaryngeal and oropharyngeal airways, laryngoscopes, connectors, breathing system tubing, respiratory therapy tubing, nebulizers, breathing filters, suction catheters, fire-activated oxygen shut off devices.

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Sustainable Development Goals

This committee contributes with 26 standards to the following Sustainable Development Goal:

20

Published ISO standards *

11

ISO standards under development *

21
Participating members
11
Observing members

* number includes updates

Reference Title Type
ISO/TC 121/SC 2/AHG 1   Face masks Working group
ISO/TC 121/SC 2/WG 6   Respiratory therapy tubing and connectors Working group
ISO/TC 121/SC 2/WG 11   Oxygen therapy devices Working group
ISO/TC 121/SC 2/WG 13   Airway tubes and connectors Working group
ISO/TC 121/SC 2/WG 14   Heat and moisture control Working group
ISO/TC 121/SC 2/WG 16   General requirements for airway devices and related equipment Working group
ISO/TC 121/SC 2/WG 17   Laryngoscopes Working group
Liaison Committees to ISO/TC 121/SC 2

The committees below can access the documents of ISO/TC 121/SC 2:

Reference Title ISO/IEC
ISO/TC 172/SC 5 Microscopes and endoscopes ISO
ISO/TC 172/SC 9 Laser and electro-optical systems ISO

 

Liaison Committees from ISO/TC 121/SC 2

ISO/TC 121/SC 2 can access the documents of the committees below:

Reference Title ISO/IEC
ISO/TC 121/SC 1 Breathing attachments and anaesthetic machines ISO
ISO/TC 121/SC 3 Respiratory devices and related equipment used for patient care ISO
ISO/TC 121/SC 4 Vocabulary and semantics ISO
ISO/TC 121/SC 6 Medical gas supply systems ISO
ISO/TC 121/SC 8 Suction devices ISO
ISO/TC 172/SC 5 Microscopes and endoscopes ISO
ISO/TC 172/SC 9 Laser and electro-optical systems ISO

ISO/TC 121/SC 2 - Secretariat

ANSI [United States]

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