By (author): Cesar Caceres
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Management and Clinical Engineering is a thorough analysis of the emerging health science of clinical engineering. This book is a must for engineers and administrators, physicians, students, and hospital support staff who are concerned with applying technology to medical care delivery. Management and Clinical Engineering is comprised of 41 papers that examine how the use of technology can make medical care more cost-effective. The responsibilities and skills of the clinical engineer are outlined. The issues of education, certification, and standards in clinical engineering are also discussed. Dr. Caceres' innovative format of overview, guidelines, and case studies provides for selective reading; his biliography and indices allow quick and thorough referencing. If you are involved in the acquisition, implementation, or utilization of high-technology medical equipment or systems, this text will prove to be a valuable resource.
Table Of Contents
Part I: The Objectives of Clinical Engineering. Guidelines: A Report on the Issues in Clinical Engineering. The Professionalization of Clinical Engineering. Case Studies: Computers for Clinical Engineering. Clinical Engineering Contributions to a Circulatory Support Service. Part 2: Management in Clinical Enigneering. Guidelines: The Need for Microassessment Device Acquisition. Case Studies: A Clinical Engineering Department's Recordkeeping Program. Joing Commission on Accreditation of Hospitals Regulations. Part III: The Management of Clinical Enigneering. Guidelines: What is Instrumentation Science? The Educational Needs of Clinical Engineers. Case Studies: Certification in Clinical Engineering. Trends in Clinical Engineering Education. Bibliogrpahy. Index.