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This course is an introduction into patient care technology - the environment, a background
review of the human body and technical principles, and a specific focus on medical devices
commonly found at the bedside in intensive care units.
1. Provide a basic understanding of medical and technical concepts, patient care
equipment and technology principles, application and proper operation, common
problems and solutions, patient safety issues, maintenance, and management of the
2. Provide a methodology for improving the safety and cost-effectiveness of common
medical devices through a program of healthcare technology management.
3. Help students better communicate with other hospital staff involved with medical
devices, administration, and equipment vendors.
4. Develop the student's interest, and prepare them for further study and more
advanced application of the principles.
The course will utilize web-based content including text, photos, diagrams, flow charts, other
figures, video, audio, links to other websites, interactive tools, and other web attributes to
deliver content to students.
The topics to be included for each medical technology covered in this course are:
• Device principles,
• Proper clinical application,
• Patient safety,
• Common device/technique problems and resolution
• Care, maintenance, and quality assurance, and
• Technology management
Supplemental Text - Not Required
Street, Laurence, Introduction to Biomedical Engineering Technology, CRC Press, 2008,
(Available from Amazon or other source)
Student Evaluation and Grading
• Ten Quizzes - each 4 poi nts (40 poi nts total)
There will be a quiz after completion of most modules. A pre-test at the beginning of
the course will help prepare the student for quizzes. The time limit for each quiz is 30
minutes. The quizzes will be available for two days.
• Two exams - each 20 poi nts (40 poi nts total)
A midterm exam will be given covering the first half of the course. A final exam will
cover the second half of the course. The time limit for each exam is 150 minutes. The
exams will be available only on the assigned date for the exam unless prearranged
with the instructor.
• Eight discussion questions and responses - each 2.5 points (20 points total)
Discussion questions relevant to the current topic will be presented. Responses to
the posts by other students are encouraged along with a response from the original
presenter. The highest grade for the assignment will only be achieved if the student
makes an original post/answer to the discussion question, comments on another
students post, and also responds to other students comments on his/her original
All graded quizzes and tests are "open book" - you are allowed to research questions using
the Course Content modules. However, there is a time limit on quizzes and tests. They must
be completed in the allotted time. Many Content Modules will have a reading assignment and
a Discussion question on Day 1 and a Quiz or other assignment on Day 2.
Optional - Extra Credit Report
• One written report - up to 5 points
An optional extra credit report on a topic of your choosing related to a medical device,
technology, technology-related procedure or system can be completed with a maximum
added five (5) points to your grade. The extra credit report is due on the last official class day.
The report should be 10 pages of double spaced text. The report should be completed in MS
Word or Adobe PDF.
The sections of the report should include:
• Title page with title, course title, student's name and date
• Table of contents
• (Main body of the paper)
Criteria for grading will be:
3. Creativity and originality
4. Quality and accuracy
5. Technical versus clinical content (should have components of each)
6. Format, grammar, spelling, etc
HLTH 025 Course Content
Healthcare Technology Management
· Healthcare Technology Overview
· The Environment of Care
Quality Assurance and Preventative Maintenance
Preventing and Resolving Equipment Problems
The Human Body
· Overview of the Human Body
· Medical Terminology
· Cardiovascular System
· Respiratory System
· Nervous System
Engineering Concepts I
· Measurement Principles
· Mathematics Principles
· Mechanical Concepts
· Optical Concepts
· Electrical Concepts
· Computer Concepts
Engineering Concepts II
· Transformers and Motors
· Battery Systems
· Electrical Power Distribution Systems
· Digital Electronics
· Power Supplies·
Blood Pressure Monitoring
Infusion Therapy Devices