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Static Electricity in Hospital Operating Suites

United States. Bureau of Mines.

Static Electricity in Hospital Operating Suites

Direct and Related Hazards and Pertinent Remedies.

by United States. Bureau of Mines.

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Published by s.n in S.l .
Written in English


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SeriesReport of investigations (United States. Bureau of Mines) -- 4833
ContributionsGuest, P., Sikora, V., Lewis, B.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21748043M

  TABLE Zones of Cleanliness in the Operating Theatre Suite. Outer zone – hospital areas up to and including the reception area. Clean zone – the circulation area used by staff after they have changed, and the route taken by patients from the transfer bay to the anaesthetic room. operating rooms; • deletion of instrument memory; • accumulation of static electricity on X-ray films. To avoid such risks, with consequent costs or problems for patients, measures are adopted aimed at protecting medical electrical equipment against electrostatic discharges. Air humidity control in hospital environments reduces the risk of.

  Special attention is given to the elimination of charges of static electricity, including the use of an apparatus incorporating a radiothallium source.* The apparatus causes a stream of air to pass over the radiothallium and the ionized air so produced is effective in removing electrostatic charges at distances up to 6 ft.   There have been no prior cases documented in the literature of static electricity causing burns in the domestic setting. There has been one prior case in a hospital operating room, where presumed static charge ignited an alcohol-free liquid barrier film (CavilonTM) normally used for skin protection, 7 causing a superficial/epidermal burn to the.

Moreover, a central theatre suite is more common in the new hospital complexes. In the modern planning of theatre suites, many more theatres are incorporated in one large area. This chapter describes about the antistatic precautions in the operating theatre. Static electricity is a hazard in the operating theatre so long as inflammable. Hospital operating rooms and surgical areas are required to meet strict hygienic requirements. Florock’s flooring solutions are an ideal choice for promoting a clean and sterile environment in any O.R. facility. Our seamless flooring systems are especially formulated to be bacteriostatic to minimize the spread of microbes or disease.


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Static electricity in hospital operating suites: direct and related hazards and pertinent remedies [Guest, Paul Gordon] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Static electricity in hospital operating suites: direct and related hazards and pertinent remediesAuthor: Paul Gordon Guest.

operating-room and delivery-room suites. On the basis of this information and subsequent floor-resistance spot tests in every room where Static Electricity in Hospital Operating Suites: Direct and Related Hazards and Pertinent Remedies, report, ; Washington by: 9.

Get this from a library. Static electricity in hospital operating suites; direct and related hazards and pertinent remedies. [Paul Gordon Guest]. 20 Guest, P. G., Static Electricity in Nature and Industry: Bureau of Mines Bull.98 pp.

Silsbee, F B., Static Electricity: Nat. Bureau of Standards Circ. C, 36 pp. 21 The number of electrons available for this purpose is enormous. Copper is one of the best conductors of electricity-it has been estimatedCited by: 9.

STATIC ELECTRICITY IN Static Electricity in Hospital Operating Suites book OPERATING SUITES. The quantities of electricity dealt with in electrostatics are generally so small that it is convenient to employ the terms micro-micro-farad ( farad), micro-microcoulomb ( coulomb), and millijoule ( joule).

Static-electric potentials are conveniently expressedCited by: 9. Static Electricity in Hospital Operating Suites: Direct and Related Hazards and Pertinent Remedies One of 1, reports in the series: United States Bureau of Mines Reports available on this site. Static electricity is a major cause of fires and explosions in hospital operating rooms and associated anesthetizing locations.

The equip-ment in operating suites of most hospitals today includes much electrically nonconductive ma-terial that readily acquires electrostatic charge through handling.

Many floors are made of. Abstract: The explosions in hospital operating rooms are not frequent, but the result is usually disastrous. Doctor Williams has ably presented the problem. The solution is a difficult one in that small charges of static electricity created from the soles of shoes rubbing on floor, blankets being pulled over one another, or the placing on the face or the taking off the face, of a face mask, is.

The soles on the shoes are thought to generate static electricity which is strong enough to knock out respirators and machines in operating theatres. The move comes after a hospital. Journals & Books; Help Download full (July ) 7. P.G. Guest, V.W. Sikora, B. Lewis, Static electricity in hospital operating suites: direct and related hazards and pertinent remedies.

U.S. Dept. of Interior—Bureau of Mines Report of Investigation (Jan. ) B. LewisStatic electricity in hospital operating suites.

For years now, we have controlled the dangers of static electricity, which used to cause explosions and fires in operating rooms; we avoid static electricity-producing materials, clothing, and equipment; nurses and physicians wear nonconductive shoes, and hospital floors are made of.

In the summer of a CMS surveyor cited a hospital due to the RH level being lower reported or documented cases of static electricity being an issue in providing safe environments for for relative humidity level in the operating room.

It is important for CSTs and other OR personnel to know and understand the IFUs for the. Guest, P.G., Sikora, V.W., and Lewis, B. Static Electricity in Hospital Operating Suites (U.S.

Bureau of Mines. RI ), January Google Scholar. Author(s): Guest,Paul Gordon, Title(s): Static electricity in hospital operating suites; direct and related hazards and pertinent remedies,by P.

Guest [and others]. Static electricity in hospital operating suites: direct and related hazards and pertinent remedies, By Paul Gordon Guest. Abstract "January "Mode of access: Internet Topics: Electricity., Anesthesia. Publisher: [Washington, D.C.] U.

Normal Hospital Source. For electrical design criteria related to power supply, see documents listed in Table Hospitals will be served by two primary service feeders each serving one end of a double-ended substation or to a selector switch serving a multi-ended network substation.

Each feeder shall be able to carry the full hospital. static electricity, light sources). Other Environmental Hazards a.

Floors should be clean, dry, unobstructed and in good repair. Adequate lighting allows for optimum observation of the patient as well as the overall perioperative setting. Adequate air exchanges are regulated and reduce exposure to hazardous vapors.

Static dissipative floors allow static electricity to 'dissipate', or discharge in a controlled way. They're used where a higher level of static control is necessary, such as in computer rooms, x-ray suites, operating theatres and some electronics manufacturing facilities.

Because hospitals often use a lot of oxygen. Sparks can ignite high oxygen atmospheres quite a bit more easily and burn hotter and faster. Another possible issue is that a lot of electronics are used, some of it for life support functions - such a.

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1. Author(s): Guest,Paul Gordon, Title(s): Static electricity in hospital operating suites: direct and related hazards and pertinent remedies,by P. G. Guest [and others]. Country of Publication: United States Publisher: [Washington] U. S. Dept.

of the Interior, An operating theater (also known as an operating room (OR), operating suite, or operation suite) is a facility within a hospital where surgical operations are carried out in an aseptic environment.

Historically, the term "operating theatre" referred to a non-sterile, tiered theater or amphitheater in which students and other spectators could watch surgeons perform surgery.The Committee on Hospital Operating Rooms of the National Fire Protection Association has given much consideration to the establishment of safe limits of resistance for a suitable static conductive floor, based on a method of test that attempts to simulate the contact between a shoe and the floor.