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Introduction to Biomedical Instrumentation
The Technology of Patient Care

2nd Edition

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  • Date Published: December 2017
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  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107185012

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  • This fully updated second edition provides readers with all they need to understand the use of medical technology in patient care. Incorporating the most recent changes in healthcare, regulations, Standards, and technology, coverage is expanded to include new chapters on device testing, with a particular emphasis on safety inspections, and the interface of medical technology with the electronic medical record. A wide variety of medical instrumentation is discussed, focusing on device types and classifications, and including individual manufacturers as examples. It is designed for readers with a fundamental understanding of anatomy, physiology and medical terminology, as well as electronic concepts such as voltage, current, resistance, impedance, analog and digital signals, and sensors. Additional documents and solutions to end-of-chapter questions accompany the book online, providing biomedical engineering technicians with the resources and tools they need to become knowledgeable and effective members of the patient care team.

    • Includes new chapters on patient safety and the electronic medical record
    • The book can be used as a teaching tool in both higher education and the workplace
    • Accompanied online by additional documents and solutions to end-of-chapter questions
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    'Barbara Christe has excelled at updating this text to keep pace with today’s medical technology. The ‘For Further Exploration’ section in each chapter provides supplemental reference material and valuable links to the most up-to-date information, which transitions the text from an ‘Introduction to Biomedical Instrumentation’ to a living document. This book should be the go-to resource in all HTM educational programs.' Ted Lucidi, The Pennsylvania State University

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    • Edition: 2nd Edition
    • Date Published: December 2017
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107185012
    • length: 244 pages
    • dimensions: 235 x 156 x 16 mm
    • weight: 0.52kg
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    1. A career in the HTM profession
    2. Patient safety
    3. NFPA and other guidelines
    4. Device testing
    5. In the workplace
    6. Electrodes, sensors, signals, and noise
    7. The heart
    8. Cardiac assist devices
    9. Blood pressure
    10. Respiration and respiratory therapy
    11. The brain and its activity
    12. The intensive care unit
    13. The operating room
    14. Imaging
    15. Clinical laboratory equipment
    16. Intravenous pumps and other pumps
    17. Electronic medical record and IT
    18. Miscellaneous devices and topics

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    Introduction to Biomedical Instrumentation

    Barbara L. Christe

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    Barbara L. Christe, Indiana University–Purdue University, Indianapolis
    Barbara L. Christe Ph.D. is Associate Professor and Program Director of Healthcare Engineering Technology Management at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI).

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