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This book explains all of the stages involved in developingmedical devices; from concept to medical approval including systemengineering, bioinstrumentation design, signal processing,electronics, software and ICT with Cloud and e-Healthdevelopment. Medical Instrument Design and Development offers a comprehensivetheoretical background with extensive use of diagrams, graphics andtables (around 400 throughout the book). The book explains how thetheory is translated into industrial medical products using amarket-sold Electrocardiograph disclosed in its design by the GammaCardio Soft manufacturer. The sequence of the chapters reflects the product developmentlifecycle. Each chapter is focused on a specific University courseand is divided into two sections: theory and implementation. Thetheory sections explain the main concepts and principles whichremain valid across technological evolutions of medicalinstrumentation. The Implementation sections show how the theory istranslated into a medical product. The Electrocardiograph(ECG or EKG) is used as an example as it is a suitable device toexplore to fully understand medical instrumentation since it issufficiently simple but encompasses all the main areas involved indeveloping medical electronic equipment. Key Features: Introduces a system-level approach to product design Covers topics such as bioinstrumentation, signal processing,information theory, electronics, software, firmware, telemedicine,e-Health and medical device certification Explains how to use theory to implement a market product (usingECG as an example) Examines the design and applications of main medicalinstruments Details the additional know-how required for productimplementation: business context, system design, projectmanagement, intellectual property rights, product life cycle,etc. Includes an accompanying website with the design of thecertified ECG product (ahref="http://www.gammacardiosoft.it/book"www.gammacardiosoft.it/book/a) Discloses the details of a marketed ECG Product (from GammaCardio Soft) compliant with the ANSI standard AAMI EC 11under open licenses (GNU GPL, Creative Common) This book is written for biomedical engineering courses(upper-level undergraduate and graduate students) and for engineersinterested in medical instrumentation/device design with acomprehensive and interdisciplinary system perspective.
The field of respiratory care continues to change and grow. New research, therapies, and theories are continually emerging. FOUNDATIONS OF RESPIRATORY CARE, SECOND EDITION is written by leading authorities who have hands on, practical knowledge of the latest innovations and applications for care. Chapters cover timely topics such as the increasing population of elderly patients and the need for managing mass casualty incidents and disasters. Difficult topic areas such as interpretation of ventilator graphics, pharmacology, and hemodynamics are presented in a manner that allows for ease of comprehension and application of the concepts. The education of respiratory therapists is moving toward a problem-based learning model. FOUNDATIONS OF RESPIRATORY CARE, SECOND EDITION captures that model through the integration of case studies throughout the reading to reinforce and fine tune problem solving and decision-making skills. The most current AARC clinical practice guidelines are referenced throughout to once again help bridge that gap between classroom and real world application of concepts. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
The concept of medical treatment from a distance (in absentia care) is actually quite ancient, dating back to tribal days where smoke signals were used to warn of serious disease in a community. Nowadays, telemedicine is used to facilitate treatment in rural areas, where the nearest doctor is miles away, through various forms of information technology, including videoconferencing and digital imaging. It can also be used to conveniently monitor chronically ill patients through electronic devices so that they can enjoy a better quality of life. But despite the strides that have been made in utilizing the telemedicine technology, there remain a number of limitations and weaknesses that must be overcome before this treatment paradigm can reach its full potential. In Mobile Telemedicine: A Computing and Network Perspective, noted computer scientists Yang Xiao and Hui Chen examine those computing and networking dilemmas arising from wireless and mobile telemedicine. Comprised of the contributions of many prominent international researchers, the book discusses the relative merits and limitations of the existing technology and sheds light on future developments. It begins with a discussion of patient care and monitoring through items such as personal alarm systems. It then reviews the current methods available to monitor cardiac and diabetic patients, analyzes the security and privacy considerations that arise with respect to the transmission of sensitive information, and examines issues relating to networking support. Finally, it concludes with a section on the opportunities and challenges faced by those involved at this intersection of healthcare and communications. By bridging the fields of medicine and information technology, this volume serves as a useful springboard for those pioneering IT researchers looking for a comprehensive reference. The book also provides information for those involved with either communications or healthcare who want to learn about the current state and potential use of this technology.
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Rapid Interpretation of EKG's is a best-selling textbook for over 30 years that teaches the basics of interpreting electrocardiograms. It adopts a simplistic fill-in-the-blank style and is suited for medical students and junior residents. The book was written by Dale Dubin, M.D., a plastic surgeon who nevertheless has written several books on cardiology including Ion Adventure in the Heartland: Exploring the Heart's Ionic-Molecular Microcosm and Understanding Cardio-pulmonary Resuscitation. The large yellow book was originally published in 1972; the sixth and most recent edition was published in 2000. In the fiftieth printing, the author hid within the copyright notice an offer to give his prized 1965 Ford Thunderbird (which was featured in several photographs in the book) to anyone who actually read the message and responded.
The initial hours after surgery are a critical time in the care of the surgical patient. Familiarity with the clinical presentation of perioperative complications is important to achieving optimal outcomes. By taking an approach to complications based upon signs and symptoms seen in the early post-operative period among adult patients undergoing non-cardiac surgery, this book aids the practitioner in the clinical management of surgical patients during the often turbulent hours after surgery. After a brief introduction to PACU organization, this manual discusses the common and most serious symptoms encountered in the post-operative patient, giving guidance on diagnosis of the underlying disorder and the treatment options available. The book also includes chapters dedicated to subspecialty patients, including patients requiring post-operative mechanical ventilation, pediatric patients, patients with implantable cardiac devices, morbidly obese patients and the complex pain patient. This practical manual is essential reading for all practitioners working in the PACU environment.
In this concise and practical review, the authors recognize that among the range of cardiac investigations available to veterinarians, the standard electrocardiogram (ECG) is an indispensable, safe and inexpensive test in assessing dogs and cats with heart disease. Following discussion of the principles of electrocardiography, the book systematically explores the evaluation of the ECG—including determination of heart rate, measurement of intervals, derivation of the mean electrical axis, and criteria for atrial and ventricular enlargement or hypertrophy. It also examines intraventricular conduction disturbances and both normal and abnormal cardiac rhythms. Flow charts are provided to help users diagnose arrhythmias with confidence and 46 real cases and ECG tracings reinforce the principles and encourage discussion. Rapid Review of ECG Interpretation in Small Animal Practice is illustrated throughout and is of value to all veterinary practitioners, technicians, and students who wish to improve their skills in interpreting ECGs.
With a step-by-step method for accurate interpretation of the ECG, this third edition of Rapid ECG Interpretation describes a systematic approach consistent with the changes in cardiology practice over the past decade. All diagnostic ECG criteria are given with relevant and instructive ECGs, providing a quick review or refresher for proficiency tests and for physicians preparing for the ECG section of the Cardiovascular Diseases Board Examination. This edition contains over 320 ECGs and instructive illustrations, including 81 new ECG tracings. Clear and concise 11-step methods are set out in a user-friendly synopsis format.