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Engineering for Patient Safety

Issues in Minimally Invasive Procedures, 1st Edition

Edited by Jenny Dankelman, Cornelis A. Grimbergen, Henk G. Stassen

CRC Press

322 pages

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pub: 2004-11-02
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Engineering for Patient Safety: Issues in Minimally Invasive Procedures is a brief study of how human factors engineers have worked with medical personnel to improve patient safety and reduce medical error in the newest minimally invasive surgical procedures. In traditional surgery, surgeons had the advantages of three-dimensional vision and hands-on feedback as a result of direct contact with instruments and tissue. While the new surgical techniques have cost benefits and generally reduce patient trauma and recovery time, a whole new cast of potential problems has been introduced and there are greater risks of medical error.

This book features:

*an explanation of new technologies to improve minimally invasive procedures, starting with task analysis, problem assessment, instrument design, and evaluation of the new technologies;

*examples from laparoscopy, arthroscopy, virtual colonoscopy, and cardiovascular catheter interventions; and

*future projects and research fields.

This study is of interest to human factors researchers who focus on health care, designers and manufacturers of medical equipment, and surgeons and technicians.


"This text is very well written and superbly referenced. As such, it is a good text for anyone facing problems relating to the development of equipment relating to minimally invasive surgery. It has some excellent sections that can be used for example in discussions in the design or instrumentation class. It is an excellent reference text for investigators in this area….the first of a Patient Safety series to be published by Erlbaum Press. The series is off to a great start!"

IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Magazine

Table of Contents

Contents: Series Foreword. Preface. H.G. Stassen, C.A. Grimbergen, J. Dankelman, Introduction to Minimally Invasive Surgery. K.T. den Boer, D.J. Gouma, C.A. Grimbergen, J. DankelmanEvaluation of the Surgical Process. P. Breedveld, D.W. Meijer, J.J. Jakimowicz, T. van Lunteren, Observation and Manipulation in Laparoscopic Surgery. P. Breedveld, M. Wentink, L.P.S. Stassen, P.A. Wieringa, Eye-Hand Coordination in Laparoscopy. W. Sjoerdsma, K.T. den Boer, T. Jansen, J.L. Herder, C.A. Grimbergen, Force Transmission of Laparoscopic Graspers. E.A.M. Heijnsdijk, H. de Visser, D.J. Gouma, P.V. Pistecky, J. Dankelman, Safe Manipulation of Bowel Tissue. J.E.N. Jaspers, K.T. den Boer, B.A.J.M. de Mol, C.A. Grimbergen, Design and Evaluation of Endoscope Positioners. G.J.M. Tuijthof, C.N. van Dijk, P.V. Pistecky, Design of Arthroscopic Instruments. F.M. Vos, R.E. van Gelder, I.W.O. Serlie, J. Florie, C.Y. Nio, F.H. Post, R. Truyen, A.M. Vossepoel, J. Stoker, Virtual Colonoscopy. N.H. Bakker, D. Tanase, J.A. Reekers, P.J. French, C.A. Grimbergen, Steering of Catheters. J.F.L. Goosen, J.J. Piek, P.J. French, Sensors for Catheters and Guidewires. H.G. Stassen, H.J. Bonjer, C.A. Grimbergen, J. Dankelman, The Future of Minimally Invasive Surgery and Training.

About the Series

Human Error and Safety

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Health Care Delivery
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Industrial Health & Safety