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ID (ISN) del documento110649
Número CIS 10-0286
ISSN - Título de la serie 0304-3894 - Journal of Hazardous Materials
Año 2010
Número de serie
Autor(es) Ishihama K., Sumioka S., Sakurada K., Kogo M.
Título Floating aerial blood mists in the operating room
Información bibliográfica Sep. 2010, Vol.181, No.1-3, p.1179-1181. Illus. 9 ref.
Resumen 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.
Descriptores (primarios) aerosoles; bloques quirúrgicos; sangre; dosificación en el aire; personal de los servicios de salud; riesgos biológicos
Descriptores (secundarios) Japón; valoración de la exposición; limitación de la exposición; métodos de trabajo y seguridad; hospitales
Tipo de documento D - Artículos periódicos
País / Estado o ProvinciaJapón
Tema(s) Cemercio, servicios, oficinas
Broad subject area(s) Riesgos biológicos
Navegación por categoria(s) Biological hazards
Air pollution
Exposure evaluation
Health care services