International Journal of Technology Enhancements and Emerging Engineering Research (ISSN 2347-4289)

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International Journal of Technology Enhancements and Emerging Engineering Research  
International Journal of Technology Enhancements and Emerging Engineering Research

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ISSN 2347-4289

Clinical Engineering: Itís Necessity, Present Status & Future Trends In Bangladesh-A Case Study

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Md. Anwar Hossain, Uzzal Saha, A.K.M. Rahman, Md. Abdur Rashid, Azman Hamid, Md. Rafiqul Islam, Mohiuddin Ahmad



Biomedical Equipment;Clinical Engineering;Health Care Technology; Hospital, Health Care Technology Management.



This paper deals with the necessity of clinical engineering, its present status and future trends in developing countries such as Bangladesh. In 1992's the ACCE is defined that "Clinical Engineer is a professional who supports and advances patient care by applying engineering and managerial skills to healthcare technology". Moreover, we examine that clinical engineering is directly involved in health care management to ensure technical part of health care technology management as well as this professional relates with other health care technology management personnel for inservice education and training. Equipment operators , Intensivist, medical technologists, clinical engineering technologists, biomedical equipment technicians and so forth of this country could not reach in standard level about the safe use and primary level maintenance of medical devices. Clinical engineering practice is unknow to developing countries such as Bangladesh. As the result, more than 65% medical equipment in the public hospitals of Bangladesh could not be kept in safe functtional condition. In this study, we makes a comparison among clinical engineers and conventionally trainee electrical / mechanical engineers for the life cycle management of medical devices as well as current practice of clinical engineers in our country. Finally, we describe the future trends of clinical engineers for the life cycle management of medical equipment in the health care services of Bangladesh. This research l explores the necessity of clinical engineers in the hospitals of Bangladesh to keep the medical equipment in safe functional condition. Accordingly, a clear cut picture of necessity of clinical engineering professional will be detected. Prsent performance of convetionally engineers and clinical engineers will be differenciated. Finally future trends of this professional will descibe in this paper.. This research will help to improve present unpleasant condition of life cycle management of medical equipment in the health care management. As the result a qualitative and quantitative health care services will sustain in Bangladesh which currently seem to disputable. We get proven record that the developed and most of the developing countries establish standard HCTM by introducing the clinical engineering professional. But in this country this professional seems to new and hence an unpleasant situation of life cycle management of medical equipment is seriously polluted health care services of Bangladesh. We firmly believe that our novel approach will be guided and encouraged to health care planners of developing countries such as Bangladesh to produce and introduce the clinical engineering professional for the standard operating of the life cycle management of medical equipment.



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