Introduction to Biomedical Instrumentation: The Technology of Patient Care (2nd Revised edition)

Introduction to Biomedical Instrumentation: The Technology of Patient Care (2nd Revised edition)

By: Barbara Christe (author)Hardback

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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.

About Author

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


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

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781107185012
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 244
  • ID: 9781107185012
  • weight: 520
  • ISBN10: 1107185017
  • edition: 2nd Revised edition

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