ASTM F921 - 10(2018)

    Standard Terminology Relating to Hemostatic Forceps

    Active Standard ASTM F921 | Developed by Subcommittee: F04.33

    Book of Standards Volume: 13.01


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    1. Scope

    1.1 This terminology covers basic terms and considerations for the components of hemostatic forceps. Instruments in this terminology are limited to those fabricated from stainless steel and for general surgical procedures. See Fig. 1 and Fig. 2.

    FIG. 1 Components of a Hemostatic Forceps

     Components of a Hemostatic Forceps Components of a Hemostatic Forceps

    FIG. 2 Typical Types of Serrations and Teeth for Hemostatic Forceps

     Typical Types of Serrations and Teeth for Hemostatic
 Forceps Typical Types of Serrations and Teeth for Hemostatic
 Forceps

    1.2 This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.


    2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

    ISO Standard

    ISO 7151 Instruments for SurgeryHemostatic ForcepsGeneral Requirements Available from American National Standards Institute (ANSI), 25 W. 43rd St., 4th Floor, New York, NY 10036, http://www.ansi.org.

    ASTM Standards

    F899 Specification for Wrought Stainless Steels for Surgical Instruments


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 01.040.11 (Health care technology (Vocabularies)); 11.040.30 (Surgical instruments and materials)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 42142001(Floor grade forceps or hemostats)


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    DOI: 10.1520/F0921-10R18

    Citation Format

    ASTM F921-10(2018), Standard Terminology Relating to Hemostatic Forceps, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2018, www.astm.org

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