A Shocking Experience Ohm's Law and the Nurse

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Abstract

The Clinical Engineering Center of the Northern New England/University of New Hampshire has developed a seminar on electrical safety for members of the nursing profession. This program provides an understanding of basic circuit theory, grounding problems, wiring systems, and electrical safety. Examples are drawn from actual clinical situations. Portions of the seminar are devoted to equipment demonstrations and to a panel discussion which provides the participants with an opportunity to ask questions. Through this experience, the nurses begin to view the function of a Clinical Engineer in a different light, their awareness of the role of the Clinical Engineering Center is expanded, and they become a second line of defense for electrical safety in the hospital.

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