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Introduction to Biomedical Instrumentation
The Technology of Patient Care

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  • Date Published: May 2009
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  • isbn: 9780511530630

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  • This book is designed to introduce the reader to the fundamental information necessary for work in the clinical setting, supporting the technology used in patient care. Beginning biomedical equipment technologists can use this book to obtain a working vocabulary and elementary knowledge of the industry. Content is presented through the inclusion of a wide variety of medical instrumentation, with an emphasis on generic devices and classifications; individual manufacturers are explained only when the market is dominated by a particular unit. Designed for the reader with a fundamental understanding of anatomy, physiology, and medical terminology appropriate for their role in the health care field and assumes the reader's understanding of electronic concepts, including voltage, current, resistance, impedance, analog and digital signals, and sensors. The material covered will assist the reader in the development of his or her role as a knowledgeable and effective member of the patient care team.

    • Provides a broad survey of all types of equipment, integrating technology and health-care
    • Key Points identified and Study Questions provided at the end of chapters
    • Online exploration encouraged for higher level learning
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    • Date Published: May 2009
    • format: Adobe eBook Reader
    • isbn: 9780511530630
    • contains: 55 b/w illus. 7 tables
    • availability: This ISBN is for an eBook version which is distributed on our behalf by a third party.
  • Table of Contents

    1. BMET as a career
    2. Patient safety
    3. In the workplace
    4. Electrodes, sensors, signals, and noise
    5. The heart
    6. Cardiac assist devices
    7. Blood pressure
    8. Respiration and respiratory therapy
    9. The brain and its activity
    10. The intensive care unit
    11. The operating room
    12. Imaging
    13. Clinical laboratory equipment
    14. Intravenous pumps and other pumps
    15. Miscellaneous devices and topics.

  • Instructors have used or reviewed this title for the following courses

    • Bioelectric Potentials
    • Bioinstrumentation
    • Biomedical Engineering Technology
    • Biomedical Sensors and Instrumentation
    • Biomedical instrumentation
    • Electro-Mechanical-Fluidic Devices I
    • Electromechanical Devices for Biomedical Instrumentation
    • Healthcare Technology
  • Author

    Barbara Christe, Purdue University, Indiana
    Barbara L. Christe is Associate Professor and Program Director of Biomedical Engineering Technology at Indiana University–Purdue University, Indianapolis, Indiana.

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