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HLTH26MedicalEquipmentApplicationsSyllabus2013 IndependentStudyCourse

Purpose
Provideintegratedcoursestocoverthespectrumofhealthcaretechnologyapplication,supportand managementtoimprovepatientsafety,technologyavailability,deviceusage,costeffectiveness,and longevity. ********************************************************************************

LearningObjectives
1. Toprovidehandsonlaboratoryexperiencewithclinicalequipmentfunctions,operation, application,problemresolutionandqualityassurance 2. Toprovideanecessarycomplementtoonlinecoursesinalaboratoryenvironment 3. Toprovidestudentswiththeabilitytocorrectlyapplyandoperateclinicalequipment andsolvecommonproblems 4. Toimprovecommunicationregardingclinicalequipmentquestionsandissueswith clinicalstaff,technicalstaff,vendorsandadministrators.

Prerequisite
HLTH25PatientCareEquipmentTechnologyrequired

Methods
Thecourseisanindependentstudycoursewithafivehourclassroomsessionwithdevice review,demonstrations,exercisesinproperclinicalequipmentapplication,safetyissues, qualityassuranceandproblemsolving.Followingthisclassroomschedule,thestudentswill workwithabiomedicalequipmentdepartmentinthehospital.Trainingwillbereceived;hands onQA,preventativemaintenanceandtroubleshootingworkwilltakeplaceovera40hour period.

ContentOutline
Classroomwork5hours 1. Overviewofgeneralclinicaldevicedesignanduse a. Designcharacteristicsforclinicaluse b. Safetycharacteristics c. Controls d. Infectioncontrolandcleaning e. Selftestandqualityassurance f. Generaltroubleshootingguidelines 2. Qualityassurancetestdevices a. Metrologyoverview b. Demonstrationofcommonsafety,performanceandsimulationdevices i. Exercisemeasurementofelectricalsafety 3. Electrocardiograph/cardiacmonitor/telemetry a. Deviceoverviewdemo b. Correctapplicationdemo 4. Bloodpressuredevices a. (seeElectrocardiograph) 5. Pulseoximetry a. (seeElectrocardiograph) 6. Apneamonitors a. (seeElectrocardiograph) 7. Fetalmonitors a. (seeElectrocardiograph) 8. DefibrillatorsandExternalTransthoracicPacemakers a. (seeElectrocardiograph) 9. Infusiondevices a. (seeElectrocardiograph) 10. WrittenExamination

Grading
StudentEvaluationandGrading
WrittenExam10points Writtenexamcoveringtopicscoveredonday1 NineLabExercisesinthehospitaleach10points Assignmentswillbepresentedtostudentsintheareasofclinicalequipmentapplication,quality assurancetestingandproblemsolvingaftereachequipmenttopic

SupplementalTexts
R.S.Khandpur,BiomedicalInstrumentation:TechnologyandApplications,McGrawHill,2005