Analysis of 2022 Chinese Clinical Engineering Body of Knowledge and Body of Practice Survey

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Jing Tong
Kun Zheng
Bin Li

Keywords

Chinese Clinical Engineering, Body of Knowledge, Body of Practice, Clinical Enginnering Survey

Abstract

Background and purpose: Clinical engineers (CEs) face greater demands for their professional knowledge as healthcare technology, especially life support equipment, including ventilators and artificial heart-lung machines, becomes increasingly important and complex. However, there are significant differences in clinical engineering majors around the world, and independent research on the body of knowledge and practice in clinical engineering is lacking in China.


Materials and methods: This study is an initial investigation into the body of knowledge and body of practice in the field of clinical engineering in China, conducted through a questionnaire-based survey. The aim of the survey is to collect important data from Chinese CEs.


Results: The investigators' background highlights that Chinese CEs are predominantly young, highly educated, and have limited work experience. Ongoing education and training will be needed to keep up with technological advancements. However, the future of clinical engineering in China looks positive. The survey of knowledge and work activities in the clinical engineering industry in China indicates that the main focus is maintaining the normal operation of hospitals. After that, according to the future development trend of the hospital, new knowledge and practical activities are continuously expanded.


Conclusions: Although the survey provides insight into the knowledge and activities that are most relevant to clinical engineering in China, further research is necessary to establish a reliable body of knowledge and practice.

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