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Transdisciplinary Biomedical Instrumentation LaboratoryThe paper describes a transdisciplinary biomedical instrumentation laboratory that will serve as aresearch, educational, and training facility for Biomedical Engineering, Biomedical EngineeringTechnology, and Nursing students of Drexel University. Each group of students will have theopportunity to participate in high impact laboratory experiences designed to promote clinicalefficiency and efficacy while improving medical device design and maintenance and thusreducing medical errors. This will involve creating teams of biomedical engineering, biomedicalengineering technology, and nursing students who participate in a series of laboratoryexperiences and clinical simulations designed to foster a deeper appreciation of the issues andopportunities faced by individuals in these different occupations. In a pilot-scale biomedicalinstrumentation laboratory, biomedical applications and techniques will be studied throughexperiments that closely simulate health care-relevant processes or scenarios. Student teams ofbiomedical engineers, technologists, and nursing students will work together to understandingfundamental issues involving medical device performance and maintenance. These teams willalso participate in clinical simulations so that biomedical engineering and technology studentswill come to understand the environment in which their devices must perform, the individualusers’ needs and expectations, and the workload as it relates to maintenance. The developedlaboratory procedures will expose students to typical applications of medical equipment invarious medical settings and will include characterization of this equipment based on specificregulations of health care industry, including safety and effectiveness issues.
Genis, V., & McEachron, D. L., & Cornelius, F. (2011, June), Transdisciplinary Biomedical Instrumentation Laboratory Paper presented at 2011 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Vancouver, BC. https://peer.asee.org/18355
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