EN 60601-2-52

Medical beds

Medical beds are medical devices respectively care aids for the treatment, monitoring and inpatient or home care of patients with an acute illness, permanent illness or physical impairment.
Part 2-52 of the EN / IEC 60601 series of standards extends and specifies the requirements for basic safety, such as protection against mechanical hazards, including the essential performance characteristics and requirements for the labelling and documentation (risk management, instructions for use, etc.) of medical beds.
EN / IEC 60601-2-52 replaces the withdrawn standards EN 1970 and EN / IEC 60601-2-38 and consolidates both standards in one harmonized document.