Health Care Engineering, Part I

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Table of contents

  1. Preface
  2. The Health Care System in North America (Canada and U.S.)
    1. 1.1 Canada
      1. 1.1.1 Some Historical Facts
    2. 1.2 United States
    3. 1.3 Coverage and Access
    4. 1.4 Health Care Facilities
  3. Measuring Physiological Variables in Humans
    1. 2.1 Common Measurements of Physiological Variables
      1. 2.1.1 The Heart
      2. 2.1.2 Non-Invasive Blood Pressure Measurements (NIBP)
      3. 2.1.3 Invasive Blood Pressure
      4. 2.1.4 Defibrillation
      5. 2.1.5 Pacing the Heart
      6. 2.1.6 The Brain
      7. 2.1.7 Electromyography (EMG)
      8. 2.1.8 Respiration
      9. 2.1.9 Measurement of Temperature
    2. 2.2 Transducers and Sensors
      1. 2.2.1 Characteristics of Physical Sensors
      2. 2.2.2 Chemical sensors
    3. 2.3 Gas Sensors
  4. Management of Medical Technologies in Industrialized and Developing Countries
    1. 3.1 Evolution of Clinical Engineering in Industrialized Countries
    2. 3.2 Functions and Activities of Clinical Engineering Departments (CEDs)
      1. 3.2.1 In-House Medical Equipment Maintenance
      2. 3.2.2 Functions Usually Performed by Engineers
    3. 3.3 A Changing Role in the 21st century
    4. 3.4 Clinical Engineering in Developing Countries
      1. 3.4.1 A Model to Assess the Readiness of a Country to Acquire, Diffuse, Manage Medical Technologies
      2. 3.4.2 Technology Management
      3. 3.4.3 WHO Baseline Country Survey on Medical Devices (2010)
  5. Safety Considerations, Minimizing Liability, and Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI)
    1. 4.1 Electrical Safety in Hospitals
    2. 4.2 Brief Summary of Electrical Safety Issues
      1. 4.2.1 Ensuring Electrical Safety
      2. 3.2.2 Electro-Magnetic Interference (EMI) and Medical Devices
    3. 4.3 Liability Exposure
      1. 4.3.1 How to Minimize Risk
      2. 4.3.2 Legal Issues in Clinical Engineering Practice
    4. 4.4 Quality Assurance and CQI
      1. 4.4.1 How to Measure QAA
      2. 4.4.2 General Goal
      3. 4.4.3 Examples of QA Measures for CEDs
  6. Telemedicine: Applications and Issues
    1. 5.1 Definitions
    2. 5.2 Drivers of the Technology
      1. 5.2.1 Technological Drivers
      2. 5.2.2 Non-Technological Drivers
      3. 5.2.3 Home Telecare
    3. 5.3 Medical Applications of Telemedicine
      1. 5.3.1 Examples of Medical Applications of Telemedicine
    4. 5.4 Report to the U.S. Congress (1997)
    5. 5.5 Evaluation Elements for Clinical Telemedicine
    6. 5.6 The Report on U.S. Telemedicine Activity by the Association of Telemedicine Service Providers (ATSP) in 1998
    7. 5.7 Report to the U.S. Congress (2001)
      1. 5.7.1 Barriers and Issues Concerning the Implementation and Use of Telemedicine
    8. 5.8 Ethical and Legal Aspects
    9. 5.9 Technical Requirements
  7. Impact of Technology on Health Care and the Technology Assessment Process
    1. 6.1 Impact of Technology on Health Care
    2. 6.2 The Health Technology Assessment Process
      1. 6.2.1 What is a Health Technology Assessment (HTA)?
  8. Author Biography

Product information

  • Title: Health Care Engineering, Part I
  • Author(s): Monique Frize
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  • Publisher(s): Morgan & Claypool Publishers
  • ISBN: None