Clinical Engineering Handbook,
Edition 1
Edited by Joseph Dyro, M.S. and Ph.D. Biomedical Electronics Engineering, University of Pennsylvania

Publication Date: 27 Aug 2004

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.

Key Features

  • 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
About the author
Edited by Joseph Dyro, M.S. and Ph.D. Biomedical Electronics Engineering, University of Pennsylvania, President, Biomedical Resource Group, Setauket, NY, Editor of the Journal of Clinical Engineering
Table of Contents

Section I Clinical Engineering I
1. Clinical Engineering: Evolution of a Discipline
2. History of Engineering and Technology in Health Care
3. The Health Care Environment
4. Enhancing Patient Safety: The Role of Clinical Engineering
5. A Model Clinical Engineering Department
6. Clinical Engineering in an Academic Medical Center
7. Regional Clinical Engineering Shared Services and Cooperatives
8. Nationwide Clinical Engineering System
9. Clinical Engineering and Biomedical Maintenance in the United States Military
10. Careers, Roles and Responsibilities
11. Clinical Engineering at the Bedside
12. The Clinical Engineer as Consultant
13. The Clinical Engineer as Investigator and Expert
14. Careers in Facilities
Section II Worldwide Clinical Engineering Practice
15. World Clinical Engineering Survey
16. Clinical Engineering in the United Kingdom
17. Clinical Engineering in Canada
18. Clinical Engineering in Estonia
19. Clinical Engineering in Germany
20. Clinical Engineering in Brazil
21. Clinical Engineering in Columbia
22. Clinical Engineering in Ecuador
23. Clinical Engineering in Mexico
24. Clinical Engineering in Paraguay
25. Clinical Engineering in Peru
26. Clinical Engineering in Venezuela
27. Clinical Engineering in Japan
28. Clinical Engineering in Mozambique
29. Clinical Engineering in the Middle East
Section III Health Technology Management
30. Introduction to Medical Technology Management
31. Good Management Practice for Medical Equipment
32. Health Care Strategic Planning Utilizing Technology Assessment
33. Technology Evaluation
34. Technology Procurement
35. Equipment Control and Asset Management
36. Computerized Maintenance Management Systems
37. Maintenance and Repair of Medical Devices
38. A Strategy to Maintain Essential Medical Equipment in Developing Countries
39. Outsourcing Clinical Engineering Service
40. New Strategic Directions in Acquiring and Outsourcing High-Tech Services by Hospitals and Implications for Clinical Engineering Organizations and ISOs.
41. Vendor and Service Management
42. Health Care Technology Replacement Planning
43. Donation of Medical Device Technologies
44. National Health Technology Policy
45. The Essential Health Care Technology Package
46. Impact Analysis
Section IV Management
47. Industrial/Management Engineering in Healthcare
48. Financial Management of Clinical Engineering Services
49. Cost-Effectiveness and Productivity
50. Clinical Engineering Program Indicators
51. Personnel Management
52. Skills Identification
53. Management Styles and Human Resource Development
54. Quality
Section V Safety
55. Patient Safety and the Clinical Engineer
56. Risk Management
57. Patient Safety Best Practices Model
58. Hospital Safety Programs
59. Systems Approach to Medical Device Safety
60. Interactions Between Medical Devices
61. Single Use Injection Devices
62. Electromagnetic Interference with Medical Devices: In Vitro Laboratory Studies and Electromagnetic Compatibility Standards
63. Electromagnetic Interference in the Hospital
64. Accident Investigation
65. The Great Debate on Electrical Safety – in Retrospect
Section VI Education and Training
66. Academic Programs in North America
67. Clinical Engineering Education in Germany
68. Clinical Engineering Internship
69. Biomedical Engineering Technology Program
70. Advanced Clinical Engineering Workshops
71. Advanced Health Technology Management Workshop
72. Distance Education
73. Emerging Technologies: Internet and Interactive Video Conferencing
74. In-Service Education
75. Technical Service Schools
76. Clinical Engineering and Nursing
77. Retraining Programs
78. Techno-Bio-Psycho-Socio-Medical Approach to Health Care
Section VII Medical Devices: Design, Manufacturing, Evaluation, and Control
79. Evolution of Medical Device Technology
80. Technology in Health Care
81. Medical Device Design and Control in the Hospital
82. Medical Device Research and Design
83. Human Factors: Environment
84. Medical Devices: Failure Modes, Accidents, and Liability
85. Medical Device Software Development
86. Comparative Evaluations of Medical Devices
87. Evaluating Investigational Devices for Institutional Review Boards
Section VIII Medical Devices: Utilization and Service
88. Intensive Care
89. Operating Room
90. Anaesthesiology
91. Imaging Devices
92. Machine Vision
93. Perinatology
94. Cardiovascular Techniques and Technology
95. General Hospital Devices: Beds, Stretchers, and Wheelchairs
96. Medical Device Troubleshooting
Section IX Information
97. Information Systems Management
98. Physiologic Monitoring and Clinical Information Systems
99. Advanced Diagnostics and Artificial Intelligence
100. Real-Time Executive Dashboards and Virtual Instrumentation: Solutions for Health Care Systems
101. Telemedicine: Clinical and Operational Issues
102. Picture Archiving and Communication Systems (PACS)
103. Wireless Medical Telemetry: Addressing the Interference Issue and the New Wireless Medical Telemetry Service
104. Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act and its Implications for Clinical Engineering
105. YSK and Clinical Engineering
106. The Integration and Convergence of Medical and Information Technologies
Section X Engineering the Clinical Environment
107. Physical Plant
108. Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning
109. Electrical Power
110. Medical Gas Systems
111. Support Services
112. Construction and Renovation
113. Radiation Safety
114. Sanitation
115. Water Systems in Health Care Facilities
116. Disaster Planning
Section XI Medical Device Standards, Regulations, and the Law
117. Primer on Standards and Regulations
118. Medical Device Regulatory and Technology Assessment Agencies
119. Health Care Quality and IS 9001:2000
120. Hospital Facilities Safety Standards
121. JCAHO Accreditation
122. Medical Equipment Management Program and ANSI/AAMI EQ56
123. Clinical Engineering Standards of Practice for Canada
124. Regulations and the Law
125. European Union Medical Device Directives and Vigilance System
126. United States Food & Drug Administration
127. Tort Liability for Clinical Engineers and Device Manufacturers
Section XII Professionalism and Ethics
128. Professionalism
129. Clinical Engineering Advocacy
130. American College of Clinical Engineering
131. The New England Society of Clinical Engineering
132. New York City Metropolitan Area Clinical Engineering Directors Group
133. Clinical Engineering Certification in the United States
134. Clinical Engineering Certification in Germany
Section XIII The Future
135. The Future of Clinical Engineering: The Challenge of Change
136. Virtual Instrumentation – Applications to Health Care
137. Clinical Engineers in Non-Traditional Roles
138. Clinical Support: The Forgotten Function
139. Postmarket Surveillance and Vigilance on Medical Devices
140. Small Business Development: Busieness Plan Development Fundamentals for the Entrepreneur
141. Engineering Primary Health Care: The Sickle Cell Business Case
142. Global Hospital in 2050 – A Vision

Book details
ISBN: 9780122265709
Page Count: 696
Retail Price : £135.00
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