IEC TR 61289:2019 is available as IEC TR 61289:2019 RLV which contains the International Standard and its Redline version, showing all changes of the technical content compared to the previous edition.IEC TR 61289:2019 contains guidelines for medical and nursing personnel regarding the safe and effective operation of HIGH FREQUENCY SURGICAL EQUIPMENT and HIGH FREQUENCY SURGICAL ACCESSORIES (also referred to as HF SURGICAL EQUIPMENT in this document). It is also of use to scientific/technical staff who have responsibility for the maintenance of this equipment. The application guidelines in this document deal with the safe operation of HIGH FREQUENCY SURGICAL EQUIPMENT constructed according to the safety requirements of IEC 60601-1 and IEC 60601-2-2. Not all existing HIGH FREQUENCY SURGICAL EQUIPMENT meets the minimum requirements of current international standards, however, the guidelines in this document is still helpful in utilizing these devices. IEC TR 61289:2019 cancels and replaces the first edition published in 2011. This edition constitutes a technical revision. This edition includes the following significant technical changes with respect to the previous edition:
a) general adaption to IEC 60601-2-2:2017;
b) refinement and additions to the defined terms;
c) separation of HF SURGICAL EQUIPMENT and HF SURGICAL ACCESSORIES;
d) consideration of the HIGH CURRENT MODE;
e) update of symbols.