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Document ID (ISN)108888
CIS number 08-1436
Year 2007
Convention or series no. HSE Research Report 598
Author(s) Jones A.D., Miller B.G., Colvin A.P.
Health and Safety Executive
Title Evaluation of Doppler monitoring for the control of hyperbaric exposure in tunnelling
Bibliographic information HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, 2007. xviii, 120p. Illus. 104 ref.
Internet access [in English]
Abstract After exposures to hyperbaric pressures, the return to atmospheric pressure is generally achieved by gradual decompression following set tables, sometimes in conjunction with breathing oxygen. There is a need to be able to monitor and improve the effectiveness of decompression procedures under routine operational conditions in compressed air tunnelling. The objective of this literature survey was to evaluate Doppler monitoring of gas bubbles in venous blood as a potential monitoring technique. It is concluded that the use of Doppler flowmetry is likely to be limited for routine hyperbaric work, but proposals are made on what would be needed to make such monitoring suitable in the future.
Descriptors (primary) hyperbaric pressure; blood gas determination; United Kingdom; laser doppler flowmetry; tunnelling; medical supervision; underground work
Descriptors (secondary) literature survey; description of technique; reliability; decompression tables
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Construction industry
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) Hyperbaric pressure