A contemporary new text for preparing students to work with the complex patient-care equipment found in today's modern hospitals and clinics.
It begins by presenting fundamental prerequisite concepts of electronic circuit theory, medical equipment history and physiological transducers, as well as a systematic approach to troubleshooting.
The text then goes on to offer individual chapters on common and speciality medical equipment, both diagnostic and therapeutic.
Self-contained, these chapters can be used in any order, to fit the instructor's class goals and syllabus.
Principles are developed according to a unified theory that clearly illustrates the relationship between electronic, pneumatic and fluid equipment.
Computer applications are integrated throughout the coverage.
An appendix provides programmes for in-text calculations, half in BASIC and half in calculator sequence. "Theme" boxes in every chapter offer insights into current topics.
A wealth of example problems - 25 in chapters 4 and 5 alone - provide practice in analyzing equipment problems in a variety of areas.
A prior course in circuit theory is assumed.