Safety Standards & Risk Mgmt

Safety Standards and Risk Management is a course designed to introduce electro-medical standards, standards for medical technology management (life-cycle optimization), standards for equipment performance and medical/legal issues around the improper use and alteration of equipment, etc. Topics include the use of safety standards, understanding risk management in clinical and non-clinical settings, developing, and managing incident and investigation reports, strategic technology planning, CSA electro-medical standards, IPM/DM service management, AAMI, IEC, IHE, etc. As homework, students will collaborate on the development of a "Strategic Technology Planning Manual" by integrating standards and best practices, assignments requiring various research methods and team activities, read the textbook and articles on course topics.