Publications

Books and CDs

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Acute DialysisAcute Dialysis: Survey Readiness Handbook
This handbook provides a clear explanation of the federal requirements applicable to the acute hemodialysis service and an overview of the expectations for compliance with the standards of the four accreditation organizations.

Basic Concepts in Basic Concepts in Sterilization ProcessesSterilization Processes:
Verification, Validation, and Qualification

This book provides personnel working in both healthcare and medical device manufacturing with the background they need
to navigate the topic of sterilization processes.

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BMET Study GuideBMET Study Guide
A preparation resource for BMET certification, this CD features nearly 600 interactive questions and answers.

Bright IdeasBright Ideas
This publication contains condensed versions of “Best Practices” articles from BI&T, AAMI’s peer-reviewed journal — including tips on how to make these ideas work for your facility.

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Building for the FutureBuilding for the Future
This publication was developed to aid sterile processing planners in more effectively undertaking the planning and implementation process for both new construction and renovation of an existing sterile processing facility.

Career MovesCareer Moves
This CD includes the tools needed to advance your career, prepare for certification exams, develop specialties, learn IT skills, and more.

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CE Management GuideCE Management Guide: Lessons from the Field
A comprehensive, searchable collection of nearly 200 clinical engineering-related articles published in AAMI's journal, BI&T, over the last decade.

Clinical Engineering HandbookClinical Engineering Handbook
This book is a reference guide that covers issues ranging from accident investigation and radiation therapy to disaster planning and medical device troubleshooting.

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Computerized MaintenanceComputerized Maintenance Management Systems for Clinical Engineering
Use data to improve the quality and cost-effectiveness of equipment support activities. Learn how to plan a CMMS project, develop a paperless MIS.

Core CompetenciesCore Competencies for the Biomedical Equipment Technician (BMET) - A Guide for Curriculum Development in Academic Institutions
The competencies and topics in this guide are relevant to BMETs entering the workforce, and the topics reflect the knowledge and skills that BMETs are expected to have to perform successfully.

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Dialysis Water and Dialysate Dialysis User GuideRecommendations: A User Guide
This dialysis user guide is designed to clarify the differences in what the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) requires under the ESRD regulations and the “new” ISO recommendations..

e-Essentials CDe-Essentials: EC Knowledge and Assessment
With 13 checklists and expert tips, this resource helps healthcare facilities stay in a constant state of compliance with The Joint Commission’s environment of care standards and survey process.

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Environment of Care Crosswalk 2012
Environment of Care Crosswalk 2012This CD is the definitive resource to help you simplify your compliance activities and recognize crossovers among requirements. It's the only full-text Joint Commission standards crosswalk available.

2013 Environment of CareEnvironment of Care Essentials for Health Care, 2013
This book and CD combo provides the most up-to-date Environment of Care (EC) Emergency Management (EM), and Life Safety (LS) standards and accreditation survey information.

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Environment of Care Infection PreventionEnvironment of Care Infection Prevention and Control Issues, Second Edition
About two million cases and 90,000 associated deaths per year in the U.S. are due to healthcare-association infections, according to the CDC. This book addresses unique infection control issues in all healthcare settings, including long-term care, clinics, and dialysis centers.

Environment of Care Risk AssessmentEnvironment of Care Risk Assessment
This must-have book and CD combo provides you with the tools and know-how to conduct effective assessments of potential risks in a healthcare environment, and take steps to minimize them—whether the risk is infection control, fire safety, or disaster emergencies.

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Environment of Care Tracer Workbook Environment of Care Tracer Workbook
Tracer methodology is a key part of The Joint Commission on-site accreditation survey process. This workbook provides healthcare professionals and organizations with easy-to-use practice tracers to help identify unrecognized compliance or safety issues before a survey takes place.

FDA Resources
AAMI offers a variety of FDA guidance documents including the best seller, FDA's Guide to Inspections of Quality Systems (QSIT). These popular resources are timely, practical and comprehensive.

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IEC 80001Getting Started with IEC 80001
This manual puts readers on the right path for applying IEC 80001 — the sweeping new standard on the application of risk management for IT networks that incorporate medical devices.

Handbook of Human Factors in Medical Device DesignHandbook of Human Factors in Medical Device Design
Written as a complement to HE75, handbook includes expanded discussions of design issues, design, case studies, illustrations.

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Health Information IT Collection
Health Information IT CollectionThis comprehensive CD provides guidance to medical technology professionals on IT issues, from wireless communications and telemedicine to IT training and indoor positioning systems.

Healthcare Technology HTMCManagement Collection, 2014 Edition
The updated collection — consisting of detailed and practical resources written by and expressly for biomedical equipment technicians, clinical engineers, and other medical technology professionals — offers guidance on topics ranging from preparing for a Joint Commission survey to troubleshooting equipment and benchmarking salaries and benefits.

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Human Factors and Human Factors and Ergonomics in Health Care and Patient Safety, 2 edErgonomics in Health Care and Patient Safety, 2ed
This second edition takes a practical approach with coverage of methods, interventions, and applications and a greater range of domains such as medication safety, surgery, anesthesia, and infection prevention.

Industrial Sterilization: Research from the Industrial SterilizationField

This publication provides industrial sterilization scientists with a venue to publish their research. It also promotes the development of industrial sterilization science, furthering AAMI's goal of advancing safety in medical technology

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Introduction to Biomedical Introduction to Biomedical InstrumentationInstrumentation: The Technology of Patient Care

This textbook gives readers a thorough introduction to essential information needed to work in a clinical setting as a biomedical engineering technologist/biomedical equipment technologist (BMET).

Know When to Hold 'EmKnow When to Hold 'Em: Putting Your Poker Skills to Use in Management
This engaging 24-page booklet offers 13 tips on how to become a better employee by—of all things—putting strong poker skills to use in the workplace.

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Medical Device SoftwareMedical Device Software
This book helps medical device and software engineers, quality assurance and compliance professionals, and managers understand and implement critical verification and validation processes for device software.

Medical Equipment Maintenance Management MEM-WANGand Oversight
This book presents the basic elements of medical equipment maintenance and management required of healthcare leaders responsible for managing or overseeing this function.

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Medical Equipment Management Manual Medical Equipment Management Manual
This best-selling manual provides up-to-date essential guidance on how to comply with Joint Commission medical equipment management requirements.


Medical Technology for the IT ProfessionalMedical Technology for the IT Professional
This practical guide provides detailed information about medical technologies that are heavily IT-based or highly integrated into IT infrastructures. Each chapter examines a specific medical technology—what it is and how it works - and then dives deeper into the issues affecting IT.

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NFPA99NFPA 99: Health Care Facilities Code, 2012 Edition
This new National Fire Protection Association book shifts to a risk vs. occupancy-based approach to healthcare facility safety — including medical gas and vacuum system content formerly found in NFPA 99C.

One Man's CenturyOne Man's Century with Pen, Brush, Fiddle and Scalpel
Harold Laufman, MD, PhD, a renowned surgeon, provides an insightful account of a 10-decade journey through his multifaceted life.

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Outsourcing or InsourcingOutsourcing or Insourcing: Securing a Successful Clinical Engineering Program
CD provides objective, practical guidance on important issues that healthcare facilities face in determining how clinical engineering services operate.

Patient Safety:  A Human Factors ApproachPatient Safety: A Human Factors Approach
Delineates a method that can enlighten and clarify human factors as well as put us on a better path to correcting the issues.

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Smart Infusion PumpsSmart Infusion Pumps: Implementation, Management, and Drug Libraries
The book is designed as a reference for hospitals and health systems that are using the intelligent infusion device technology or considering the implementation.

Sterile Processing in Healthcare FacilitiesSterile Processing in Healthcare Facilities: Preparing for Accreditation Surveys
Now in its second edition, this publication is written as a guide to healthcare facilities seeking to comply with accrediting agency surveys (e.g.  CMS, TJC, AAAASF) as they relate to the reprocessing of surgical instruments and other reusable medical devices in any healthcare setting.

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The Fundamental CollectionThe Fundamentals Collection on CD
This 2013 collection of 70 in-depth articles on CD provides essential information and guidance on device technology, the management and maintenance of devices, troubleshooting, risk management and regulation issues, and training and service requirements.

The Quality System Compendium, 2edThe Quality System Compendium, 2ed
The definitive text on FDA's Quality System regulation. This new version combines the first edition of The Quality System Compendium and the Supplement to The Quality System Compendium into a single volume. Available in print, cd, or as a set.

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40 Years of People, Progress, and Patient Safety
40th Anniversary BookThis commemorative coffee-table style book, published in recognition of AAMI’s 40th anniversary in 2007, examines the evolution of AAMI and the medical device industry over the last four decades.

Wi-Fi Enabled Healthcare
WI-FI Enabled HealthcareDrawing on first-hand experiences from one of the largest healthcare systems in the United States, Wi-Fi Enabled Healthcare covers the key areas associated with wireless network design, security, and support.

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FH ComboFuture Horizons/ AAMI’s 40th Anniversary Book Combo
Explore the past and future of the medical technology field with this special offer from AAMI. 40 Years of People, Progress, and Patient Safety chronicles AAMI’s history. Future Horizons: The Next 40 Years in Medical Technology looks ahead with a series of articles on what’s next in healthcare technology.

 

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