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Medical Device Use Error: Root Cause Analysis

Michael Wiklund, Andrea Dwyer, Erin Davis
December 16, 2015

Medical Device Use Error: Root Cause Analysis offers practical guidance on how to methodically discover and explain the root cause of a use error—a mistake—that occurs when someone uses a medical device. Covering medical devices used in the home and those used in clinical environments, the book...

Biomaterials, Medical Devices, and Combination Products: Biocompatibility Testing and Safety Assessment

Shayne Cox Gad, Samantha Gad-McDonald
November 24, 2015

Biomaterials, Medical Devices, and Combination Products is a single-volume guide for those responsible for—or concerned with—developing and ensuring patient safety in the use and manufacture of medical devices. The book provides a clear presentation of the global regulatory requirements and...

Magnesium Alloys as Degradable Biomaterials

Yufeng Zheng
October 09, 2015

Magnesium Alloys as Degradable Biomaterials provides a comprehensive review of the biomedical applications of biodegradable magnesium and its alloys. Magnesium has seen increasing use in orthopedic and cardiovascular applications over the last decade, particularly for coronary stents and bone...

Microfluidic Chip-Capillary Electrophoresis Devices

Ying Sing Fung, Qidan Chen, Fuying Du, Wenpeng Guo, Tongmei Ma, Zhou Nie, Hui Sun, Ruige Wu, Wenfeng Zhao
August 25, 2015

Capillary electrophoresis (CE) and microfluidic chip (MC) devices are relatively mature technologies, but this book demonstrates how they can be integrated into a single, revolutionary device that can provide on-site analysis of samples when laboratory services are unavailable. By introducing the...

The Physiological Measurement Handbook

John G. Webster
December 11, 2014

The Physiological Measurement Handbook presents an extensive range of topics that encompass the subject of measurement in all departments of medicine. The handbook describes the use of instruments and techniques for practical measurements required in medicine. It covers sensors, techniques,...

Innovation, Commercialization, and Start-Ups in Life Sciences

James F. Jordan
November 05, 2014

Innovation is the translation of a new method, idea, or product into reality and profit. It is a process of connected steps that accumulates into your brand or reputation. However, there can be many pitfalls and wrong turns on the road to realizing this goal. Innovation, Commercialization, and...

Mobile Point-of-Care Monitors and Diagnostic Device Design

Walter Karlen
September 12, 2014

Efficient mobile systems that allow for vital sign monitoring and disease diagnosis at the point of care can help combat issues such as rising healthcare costs, treatment delays in remote and resource-poor areas, and the global shortage of skilled medical personnel. Covering everything from sensors...

Preventing Medical Device Recalls

Dev Raheja
July 25, 2014

A critical and often overlooked aspect of preventing medical device recalls is the ability to implement systems thinking. Although systems thinking won’t prevent every mistake, it remains one of the most effective tools for evaluating hidden risks and discovering robust solutions for eliminating...

Medical Equipment Management

Keith Willson, Keith Ison, Slavik Tabakov
December 07, 2013

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...

Biosensors and Environmental Health

Victor R. Preedy, Vinood Patel
August 08, 2012

Discussing the role biosensors play in detecting and monitoring environmental substances, Biosensors and Environmental Health provides key facts that can be applied to other areas of health and disease and a "mini-dictionary" of key terms and summary points. It covers personal toxicity testing,...

Healthcare Sensor Networks: Challenges Toward Practical Implementation

Daniel Tze Huei Lai, Marimuthu Palaniswami, Rezaul Begg
September 28, 2011

Healthcare sensor networks (HSNs) now offer the possibility to continuously monitor human activity and physiological signals in a mobile environment. Such sensor networks may be able to reduce the strain on the present healthcare workforce by providing new autonomous monitoring services ranging...

Handbook of Active Materials for Medical Devices: Advances and Applications

Andres Diaz Lantada
September 28, 2011

This book covers biodevices, mainly implantable or quirurgical, for the diagnosis or treatment of different pathologies, which benefit from the use of active materials as sensors or actuators. Such active or "intelligent" materials are capable of responding in a controlled way to different external...

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