This document specifies general requirements for medical suction equipment that are common to all parts of the ISO 10079 series.
This document is not applicable to the following:
a) end-pieces such as suction catheters, drains, curettes, Yankauer suckers and suction tips;
c) dental suction equipment;
d) anaesthetic gas scavenging systems;
e) laboratory suction;
f) autotransfusion systems;
g) mucus extractors including neonatal mucus extractors;
h) suction equipment where the collection container is downstream of the vacuum pump;
i) ventouse (obstetric) equipment;
j) suction equipment marked for endoscopic use only; and
k) plume evacuation systems.