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ID (ISN) del documento56810
Número CIS 91-1556
ISSN - Título de la serie 0301-0023 - Journal of the Society of Occupational Medicine
Año 1991
Número de serie
Autor(es) Onuba O.
Título Medical problems in off-shore oil drilling in Nigeria
Información bibliográfica Summer 1991, Vol.41, No.2, p.77-79. 1 ref.
Resumen This paper discusses the surgical and medical problems affecting off-shore oil drilling workers in the south-eastern Atlantic coastline of the Nigerian territorial waters (about 50-60 kilometers from land). There were a total of 1300 attendances at the off-shore clinic within 12 months, i.e. 3.6 daily for a workforce of 110. These were successfully managed by 2 well-trained industrial staff nurses who were supervised by an experienced base doctor on shore. Most of the patients were treated for minor medical and surgical conditions such as headaches, malaria, cuts and bruises. However, a few acute emergencies did arise, after which the workers concerned had to be taken on-shore by helicopters for further treatment. Four accidental deaths occurred during the period, one of which was clearly preventable, but there were no major disasters. This demonstrated the effectiveness and significant role which well-trained nurses can play in industrial health.
Descriptores (primarios) accidentes de trabajo; Nigeria; extracción de petróleo en el mar; servicios de enfermeras de empresa; lesiones corporales
Descriptores (secundarios) aspectos estadísticos; paises en desarrollo
Tipo de documento D - Artículos periódicos
País / Estado o ProvinciaNigeria
Tema(s) Química, hidrocarburos,plásticos, caucho
Broad subject area(s) Industrias y ocupaciones
Navegación por categoria(s) Petroleum and natural gas industry
Occupational health services