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An Introduction to Communication Systems for Medical Facilities

J. Paul Guyer, P.E., R.A.
Course #0005451_2790_9005
PDH: 4 hrs
Price: $40.00

Course Description

This course will introduce you to communication systems for medical facilities, including hospitals, medical clinics, and medical and laboratories. You will learn about communication distribution facilities, telephone system requirements, telecommunications infrastructure systems, dedicated intercom systems, entertainment and educational television systems, radio frequency distribution systems, nurse call tone visual systems, nurse call audiovisual systems, public address and program distribution systems, radio paging systems, emergency medical service communications, physiological monitoring, special monitoring equipment, electronic security systems and EMS recorder systems. You will become familiar with system requirements, equipment needs, patient safety and system reliability. You will gain the overview you need to address medical facility design issues using applicable codes and standards of practice. This course is intended for electrical engineers and other members of the building design team who want to learn more about this critical aspect of medical treatment facility design. This course is intended for electrical engineers and other design and construction professionals who are looking for an introduction to design of communications systems for medical treatment facilities such as hospitals and medical clinics and laboratories.

Learning Objectives

• Learn about communication distribution facilities
• Learn about telephone system requirements
• Learn about telecommunications infrastructure systems
• Learn about dedicated intercom systems
• Learn about entertainment and educational television systems
• Learn about radio frequency distribution systems
• Learn about nurse call tone/visual systems
• Learn about nurse call audio/visual systems
• Learn about public address and program distribution systems
• Learn about radio paging systems
• Learn about emergency medical service communications
• Learn about physiological monitoring