Introduction to Clinical Engineering focuses on the engineering practice applied within the healthcare delivery system, often defined as clinical engineering.
Readers will explore the fundamental concepts integral to the support of healthcare technology to advance patient care.
Clinical engineers have as their primary mission the availability of appropriate medical devices, utilized by trained clinicians, to promote safe and effective medical care.
This unique and interdisciplinary field is part of the healthcare team and serves as the connection between engineering and medicine. This book is aimed at practitioners, managers, students and educators, offering a broad perspective on the applications of engineering principles, such as lifecycle planning, systems thinking, risk analysis and human factors in healthcare.
This book will be an invaluable tool for the healthcare technology management workforce who are involved in the field of medicine and those who want to support safe and effective patient care.