Any types of equipment that are to be used in the identification of various elements of illness in patients is made through a process known as Medical Device Manufacturing. An equipment can only be termed as medical equipment if it can perform the function of diagnosing sickness and at the same time help in the treatment of the patient. For a tool to properly fit into the description of a medical device, it should also not be able to bring about somebody changes which do not result from the natural body functioning system. The mostly known medical devices are the CT scanners, the x-ray machines and any other form of medical aid which is not a drug. Thevregulations detailing how the medical devices have to made do not currently exist. The various medical regulatory bodies have enacted some recommendation that is necessary for the medical devices manufactures to follow in order to make products that are of better quality.
Three classes of the medical devices exist, arising from the need to group them according to the type of service they will give to the parents. The devices in group one comprise of medical devices which are not supposed to offer any life-supporting services to the patients. Similarly, this equipment should not be able to prevent instances of human impairment that may be facing the patient. The equipment, however, should not pose any risk of causing harm or injury to the patients. The the second group of the medical devices is made up of machines which are commonly referred to as the general controls and the special control devices. The medical devices in this stage are regarded to as very important due to their role in the helping of sustaining the life of a person. In order to prevent the condition of the patient from deteriorating, these machines can be used. The general and special controls group poses some risks and therefore relevant permission ought to be granted from those in authority before a person is permitted to use them.
The general controls and premarket approval medical devices fall into the third class. The handling of devices that are found in this group brings along further threats. The permission of the various medical governing bodies in one’s country should therefore be sought in order to be allowed to use the devices in this category. In order for one to engage in promotional services for the devices in this category, he should also be able to seek for the approval from those in authority in the medical industry. The life of an individual can be made better and at the same time severely threatened by the use of medical devices in this category.