A volume in the Principles and Applications in Engineering series, Clinical Engineering focuses on managing the deployment of medical technology and integrating it appropriately with desired clinical practices. It provides a description of the wide range of responsibilities clinical engineers encounter, describes technology management and assessment in detail, and reviews the standards and regulatory agencies of interest. Then the book details various biomedical sensors, considering both biologic and electronic factors in sensor performance. Finally, the book covers bioinstrumentation, addressing traditional topics and recently developed instruments and devices such as pulse oximeters and home-care monitoring devices.
Table of Contents
Clinical Engineering: Evolution of a Discipline. Management and Assessment of Medical Technology. Risk Factors, Safety, and Management of Medical Equipment. Clinical Engineering Program Indicators. Quality of Improvement and Team Building. A Standards Primer for Clinical Engineers. Regulatory and Assessment Agencies. Applications of Virtual Instruments in Health Care. Physical Measurements. Biopotential Electrodes. Electrochemical Sensors. Optical Sensors. Bioanalytic Sensors. Biopotential Amplifiers. Noninvasive Arterial Blood Pressure and mechanics. Cardiac Output Measurement. Bioelectric Impedance Measurements. Respiration. Clinical Laboratory: Separation and Spectral Methods. Clinical Laboratory: Nonspectral Methods and Automation. Implantable Cardiac Pacemakers. Implantable Stimulators for Neuromuscular Control. External Defibrillators. Implantable Defibrillators. Electrosurgical Devices. Mechanical Ventilation. Parenteral Infusion Devices. Essentials of Anesthesia Delivery. Biomedical Lasers. Noninvasive Optical Monitoring. Medical Instruments and Devices Used in the Home. Virtual Instrumentation: Applications in Biomedical Engineering.