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By Bertil Jacobson, MD, PhD and Alan Murray, PhD
388 pagesCopyright 2007$53.99, Evolve, Reference
Patient safety is important to all health professionals, but fatal accidents occur with medical devices every year. This is the first book for people who use medical equipment, rather than for engineers or technicians. It will help personnel within healthcare to avoid accidents by bridging the gap between the design principles and the user. The book encourages safe use of a wide range of equipment, from simple thermometers and blood-pressure cuffs to complex equipment such as pacemakers, ventilators and patient monitors.
“This is the first book for staff that uses medical devices and as such is to be welcomed. It is well illustrated, easy to read and is an essential practical resource for all staff working with and managing medical devices to keep patients and work colleagues safe.I would highly recommend this pioneering book as an essential learning resource for all staff working in perioperative care and clinical areas where radiological clinical interventions occur.”RCN Officer, Yorkshire and Humberside JPP / Vol 17 / No 7 / July 2007
"The style is both clear and flowing...well researched and certainly contains a lot of information, much of which should certainly be useful for those whose work involves the use ofmedical equipment. It would be a valuable addition to many bookshelves."Brian Brown, SCOPE, JUNE 07, 41.
1. Safety in health care2. Mechanics and safety3. Electricity and safety4. Gas, fire and heat5. Measurement techniques6. Measurement methods and values7. Medical images8. Ventilation9. Parenteral administration of drugs10. Artificial organs and stimulators11. Tissues and calculi12. Computers in health care13. Responsibility14. ChecklistsIndex
By Bertil Jacobson, MD, PhD, Emeritus Professor of Medical Engineering, Karolinska Institute, Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden and Alan Murray, PhD, Professor of Cardiovascular Physics, Medical Physics Department, Newcastle University, Freeman Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK