Revista de Salud Pública
versão impressa ISSN 0124-0064
LLAMOSA-RINCON, Luis E; LOPEZ-ISAZA, Giovanni A e VILLARREAL-CASTRO, Milton F. Fundamental aspects for accrediting medical equipment calibration laboratories in Colombia. Rev. salud pública [online]. 2010, vol.12, n.1, pp. 126-134. ISSN 0124-0064.
Objective Analysing the fundamental methodological aspects which should be considered when drawing up calibration procedure for electro-medical equipment, thereby permitting international standard-based accreditation of electro-medical metrology laboratories in Colombia. Methods NTC-ISO-IEC 17025:2005 and GTC-51-based procedures for calibrating electro-medical equipment were implemented and then used as patterns. Results The mathematical model for determining the estimated uncertainty value when calibrating electro-medical equipment for accreditation by the Electrical Variable Metrology Laboratory's Electro-medical Equipment Calibration Area accredited in compliance with Superintendence of Industry and Commerce Resolution 25771 May 26th 2009 consists of two equations depending on the case; they are: and Conclusion The mathematical modelling implemented for measuring uncertainty in the Universidad Tecnológica de Pereira's Electrical Variable Metrology Laboratory (Electro-medical Equipment Calibration Area) will become a good guide for calibration initiated in other laboratories in Colombia and Latin-America.
Palavras-chave : Accreditation; calibration; equipment safety; uncertainty.