||Emergency service radios and mobile data terminals: compatibility problems with medical devices
||This device bulletin covers the impact of radio communications on the safe use of medical devices (including pacemakers implanted in patients) both inside ambulances and at the scene of an accident in the vicinity of emergency vehicles. It extends the guidance in DB9702 “Electromagnetic compatibility of medical devices with mobile communications”. We also consider the possible risks to devices within healthcare facilities, both when emergency vehicles are parked nearby and when mobile data terminals are in use. The latter are transmitting devices which send and receive text messages, and are frequently used by servicing personnel.
||Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA)
||Medical Devices Agency (MDA)