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ELT 484 - Medical Electronics Systems

Credits: 4
Lecture Hours: 4
Lab Hours: 0
Practicum Hours: 0
Work Experience: 0
Course Type: Voc/Tech
This course trains the student in electrical safety testing and the repair, calibration and preventive maintenance of patient-monitoring equipment such as ECG, blood pressure, defibrillators, ICN, CCU central station monitoring systems and respiratory instrumentation. Included will be a self-paced study of medical terminology.
Prerequisite: ELT 728  , PHY 160  
Corequisite: ELT 485  
Competencies
  1. Complete a self-paced study of medical terminology
    1. Submit homework on time
    2. Define medical terminology
    3. Incorporate medical terminology in Biomedical field
  2. Identify the major publications and organizations concerned with electrical safety
    1. Report on research of organizations concerning electrical safety
    2. Define the requirements for AAMI certifications examination
    3. Describe the local and state code requirements for electrical safety
  3. Explain how preventative maintenance can reduce electrical hazards
    1. Describe equipment inspections
    2. Describe inspection documentation
    3. Describe results of equipment inspections
  4. Evaluate electrical safety in the medical electronics field
    1. State the physiological effects of electricity on the human body
    2. Describe leakage current
    3. Explain line isolation monitors
    4. Discuss monitoring equipment design considerations for reducing electrical shock hazards
    5. Outline the use of electrical safety test equipment in electrical safety programs
  5. Evaluate basic patient monitoring equipment
    1. Explain the principles of operation of bioelectric amplifiers
    2. Outline the fundamentals of ECG recording and monitoring equipment
    3. Compare the various techniques used to measure physiological pressure
    4. Describe the operation of medical pressure monitors
  6. Evaluate life support equipment
    1. Explain the operation of Defibrillators
    2. Outline the calibration and maintenance of Defibrillation
    3. Explain the operation of various types of pacemakers
    4. Describe the equipment used to measure pulmonary function
    5. Review the operation and maintenance of Ventilators
  7. Define general electronic considerations
    1. Describe typical medical electronic signals
    2. Compare the types of electrodes
    3. Understand general noise considerations
  8. Identify electrocardiography equipment and uses
    1. Discuss the anatomy involved
    2. Understand electrophysiology
    3. Define the uses in pathology
  9. Explain laboratory medical systems and devices
    1. Describe spectrophotometry
    2. Describe fluorometry
    3. Define mass spectroscopy
    4. Outline the types of automated clinical systems
  10. Characterize the various medical imaging devices
    1. Describe standard X-ray equipment
    2. Depict thermography
    3. Discuss ultrasound devices
    4. Describe CT scanning
    5. Explain MRI equipment use
  11. Incorporate Web Based information
    1. Understand the uses of search engines
    2. Determine vendor specific websites for biomedical equipment
    3. Incorporate vendor information to update biomedical equipment
    4. Recognize proper technical content
  12. Understand the techniques and concepts of calibration
    1. Define the accepted practices of calibration
    2. Describe the regulatory requirements of calibration
    3. Explain the legal aspects and liabilities of proper calibration



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