ISO 9918 is one of a series of International Standards based on IEC 601-1; in IEC 601-1 (the General Standard), this type of International Standard is referred to as a Particular Standard. As stated in 1.3 of IEC 601-1:1988, the requirements of this International Standard take precedence over those of IEC 601-1.
The scope and object given in clause 1 of IEC 601-1:1988 apply except that 1.1 shall be replaced by the following:
This International Standard specifies requirements for the safety of capnometers, as defined in 1.3.6.
It applies to capnometers used with adults, children, and neonat es. It does not apply to devices intended for use as transcutaneous monitors.
Capnometers intended for use in laboratory research applications are outside the scope of this International Standard.