Clinical Engineering Handbook

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As the biomedical engineering field expands throughout the world, clinical engineers play an evermore-important role as translators between the medical, engineering, and business professions. They influence procedure and policy at research facilities, universities, as well as private and government agencies including the Food and Drug Administration and the World Health Organization. The profession of clinical engineering continues to seek its place amidst the myriad of professionals that comprise the health care field.

The Clinical Engineering Handbook meets a long felt need for a comprehensive book on all aspects of clinical engineering that is a suitable reference in hospitals, classrooms, workshops, and governmental and non-governmental organization. The Handbook’s thirteen sections address the following areas: Clinical Engineering; Models of Clinical Engineering Practice; Technology Management; Safety Education and Training; Design, Manufacture, and Evaluation and Control of Medical Devices; Utilization and Service of Medical Devices; Information Technology; and Professionalism and Ethics. The Clinical Engineering Handbook provides the reader with prospects for the future of clinical engineering as well as guidelines and standards for best practice around the world. From telemedicine and IT issues, to sanitation and disaster planning, it brings together all the important aspects of clinical engineering.

  • Clinical Engineers are the safety and quality faciltators in all medical facilities
  • The most definitive, comprehensive, and up-to-date book available on the subject of clinical engineering
  • Over 170 contributions by leaders in the field of clinical engineering
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About the author

Chairman of the Clinical Engineering Division Board at the IFMBE and Chairman of the Education and Training Committee at the IUPESM. Clinical Engineering consultant and advisor, Adjunct Professor in Clinical Engineering at the University of Florence (Italy), and member of IFMBE, EMBS, IEEE. Dr. Ernesto Iadanza received both his MSc degree (Electronics Engineering - biomedical curriculum) and his PhD degree (Telematics) at the University of Florence (Italy). He is the founder and coordinator of the Biomedical Committee - Association of Professional Engineers, Florence. He was awarded with the IBM Faculty Award in 2013.

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Elsevier
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Published on
Sep 15, 2004
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Pages
696
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ISBN
9780080476575
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Language
English
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Genres
Medical / Instruments & Supplies
Science / Life Sciences / Biochemistry
Technology & Engineering / Biomedical
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Clinical Systems Engineering: New Challenges for Future Healthcare covers the critical issues relating to the risk management and design of new technologies in the healthcare sector. It is a comprehensive summary of the advances in clinical engineering over the past 40 years, presenting guidance on compliance and safety for hospitals and engineering teams.

This contributed book contains chapters from international experts, who provide their solutions, experiences, and the successful methodologies they have applied to solve common problems in the area of healthcare technology. Topics include compliance with the European Directive on Medical Devices 93/42/EEC, European Norms EN 60601-1-6, EN 62366, and the American Standards ANSI/AAMI HE75: 2009.

Content coverage includes decision support systems, clinical complex systems, and human factor engineering. Examples are fully supported with case studies, and global perspective is maintained throughout. This book is ideal for clinical engineers, biomedical engineers, hospital administrators and medical technology manufacturers.

Presents clinical systems engineering in a way that will help users answer many questions relating to clinical systems engineering and its relationship to future healthcare needsExplains how to assess new healthcare technologies and what are the most critical issues in their managementProvides information on how to carry out risk analysis for new technological systems or medical softwareContains tactics on how to improve the quality and usability of medical devices
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