Medical Devices book cover

Medical Devices

Use and Safety

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.

Online version, 388 Pages

Published: December 2006

Imprint: Churchill Livingstone

ISBN: 978-0-7020-6360-2


  • 1. Safety in health care
    2. Mechanics and safety
    3. Electricity and safety
    4. Gas, fire and heat
    5. Measurement techniques
    6. Measurement methods and values
    7. Medical images
    8. Ventilation
    9. Parenteral administration of drugs
    10. Artificial organs and stimulators
    11. Tissues and calculi
    12. Computers in health care
    13. Responsibility
    14. Checklists


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