Medical Equipment Management

1st Edition

Keith Willson, Keith Ison, Slavik Tabakov

CRC Press
Published December 7, 2013
Reference - 344 Pages - 30 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781420099584 - CAT# K10003
Series: Series in Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering

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Summary

Know What to Expect When Managing Medical Equipment and Healthcare Technology in Your Organization

As medical technology in clinical care becomes more complex, clinical professionals and support staff must know how to keep patients safe and equipment working in the clinical environment. Accessible to all healthcare professionals and managers, Medical Equipment Management presents an integrated approach to managing medical equipment in healthcare organizations. The book explains the underlying principles and requirements and raises awareness of what needs to be done and what questions to ask. It also provides practical advice and refers readers to appropriate legislation and guidelines.

Starting from the medical equipment lifecycle, the book takes a risk-based approach to improving the way in which medical devices are acquired and managed in a clinical context. Drawing on their extensive managerial and teaching experiences, the authors explain how organizational structures and policies are set up, how funding is allocated, how people and equipment are supported, and what to do when things go wrong.

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