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. Simple explanations of basic medical devices Case histories of real-life accidents to highlight risk areas Clear, attractive illustrations qTipsq boxes identify particular problems qBasic Factsq boxes supply fundamental information needed by all readers qTechnologyq boxes provide more-advanced explanations for interested or experienced readersWhen everything works as it should, an email can be sent to another computer anywhere in the world within a minute. ... primary care doctors and nurses can contact their primary health care centre and thus retrieve necessary information viaanbsp;...
|Author||:||Bertil Jacobson, Alan Murray|
|Publisher||:||Elsevier Health Sciences - 2007|