Medical devices standards, national and international. Standards are published by standards writing bodies (such as ISO and IEC internationally, ANSI, CEN, CENELEC, CSA and others nationally) and are generally voluntary. You can use standards to fulfill regulations, depending on the way the regulation uses standards.
ISO 14971 - Medical Device Risk Management and Hazard Control: Identifying and controlling the risks and the hazards associated with medical devices, including in vitro diagnostic (IVD) medical devices.
The IEC 60601 standards series covers safety and performance issues of medical electrical equipment, and also topics such as EMC and alarms. This sub-forum includes collateral (IEC 60601-1-X) and particular (60601-2-x) standards.