Code blue

Hart, James W.
October 2009
Urgent Communications;Oct2009, Vol. 27 Issue 10, p30
Trade Publication
The article discusses the guidelines provided by the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on the use of radio-frequency (RF) devices alongside electronic medical equipment. The FCC bases guidelines on the calculation of power density, and two equations and an example of the computations is provided. The FDA bases guidelines on recommended distances provided by the International Standard IEC 60601-1-2. It also suggests the need to determine RF density in hospitals to avoid equipment malfunction.


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