|Document ID (ISN)||110649|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0304-3894 - Journal of Hazardous Materials
|Convention or series no.
||Ishihama K., Sumioka S., Sakurada K., Kogo M.
||Floating aerial blood mists in the operating room
||Sep. 2010, Vol.181, No.1-3, p.1179-1181. Illus. 9 ref.
||High-speed surgical instruments and electric coagulator devices produce contaminated particles and aerosols. This study aimed to investigate the presence of blood-contaminated aerosol in an operating room environment. Test filters were fitted to the extract ducts of a standard central air conditioning system, and were left in place for one, two or four weeks. In a separate experiment to analyze contributing factors, the test filters were changed following every operation. Green dots showing a reaction with leucomalachite green method were counted. In the accumulation experiment, the number of positive dots tended to increase over time (26, 60, and 143 dots after one, two and four weeks, respectively). Surgical procedures performed with these devices produce aerosolized blood in the operating room. Implications are discussed.
||aerosols; operating theatres; blood; determination in air; health care personnel; biological hazards
||Japan; exposure evaluation; limitation of exposure; safe working methods; hospitals
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||Japan|
||Commerce, services, offices
|Broad subject area(s)
Health care services