Software, Device Testing, External Defibrillator
Definition : Device testing software designed to operate external defibrillator testers, control/monitor a limited number of the tester functions, and/or process data obtained while testing. This software may be intended to work with one or a few models of defibrillator testers, usually from the same manufacturer. The software may perform a variety of algorithms to facilitate the operation and analysis of the measurements performed while assessing the defibrillator tester parameters. Defibrillator testers software is not usually available separate from the tester but may be updated (i.e., through the release of modified versions) during the life of the tester; the software is mainly used in biomedical engineering departments located in healthcare facilities. Dedicated defibrillator testing software that can simulate human electrocardiographic signals and arrhythmia waveforms to verify the monitoring capabilities of the defibrillator is also available; the software frequently includes test sequence protocols to test both semi- and fully automatic defibrillators.
Entry Terms : "External Defibrillator Testing Software"
UMDC code : 26762