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Document ID (ISN)28000
CIS number 77-1654
ISSN - Serial title 0959-8146 - British Medical Journal
Year 1977
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Armstrong R.F., Kershaw E.J., Bourne S.P., Strunin L.
Title Anaesthetic waste gas scavenging systems.
Bibliographic information 9 Apr. 1977, Vol.1, No.6066, p.941-943. 13 ref.
Abstract The Department of Health and Social Security in the United Kingdom has recommended that waste anaesthetic scavenging systems should be installed in operating theatres to reduce pollution. Tests with 3 passive and 2 active systems are reported. All reduced halothane levels significantly, the combination of an active system and semi-closed circuitry being the most effective. Some of the benefits of a scavenging system may be lost if gases can still escape through leaks.
Descriptors (primary) inhalation anaesthetics; hospitals; exhaust devices; operating theatres
Descriptors (secondary) halothane; evaluation of equipment
Document type -
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Health care services