Patient Safety


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Patient Safety
101010310314001031600 Patient SafetyHospitals are confronted with the difficult problem of creating a safe electric environment for the care and comfort of the patients. Electric shock, burns and fire hazards result from the careless use of electricity. When electricity is relied upon to support life with devices like external pacemakers, respirators, etc. power failure is a continuous threat. Shock resulting from electric power is a common experience. Disruption of physiologic function by leakage current applied internally remains sometimes hidden and mysterious. While faulty electric cords and appliances contribute to the former, lack of concept and faulty design are …
Citation
Dr R.S. Khandpur: HANDBOOK OF BIOMEDICAL INSTRUMENTATION, THIRD EDITION. Patient Safety, Chapter (McGraw-Hill Professional, 2014), AccessEngineering Export