Degree Name

MS (Master of Science)

Program

Technology

Date of Award

5-2012

Committee Chair or Co-Chairs

Hugh Blanton

Committee Members

J. Paul Sims, W. Andrew Clark

Abstract

The constant evolution of medical technology has increased the demand for managing medical devices to ensure safety and effectiveness. In this paper I will investigate how biomedical engineering has addressed the issue of equipment management and identifies strategies to successfully maintain an inventory of medical devices. Through research, on-the-job experience, and in-depth discussions with various biomedical engineering managers, I have been able to document possible equipment strategies and best practices for managing medical devices. There is really no "one size fits all" to medical equipment management due to the various clinical environments, but there are many aspects that remain necessary to ensure proper equipment safety and function while meeting or exceeding various regulatory requirements.

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

Copyright

Copyright by the authors.

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