Fires and explosions have occurred in the operating theatre for many years.
Flammable inhalation anaesthetic agents were responsible for many incidents in the past, but these are no longer available in many countries.
Other causes of fires and explosions still exist in the operating theatre and, from time to time, result in serious and occasionally fatal injury.
Flammable gastrointestinal gases have been the cause of injury to patients during gastric surgery, laparoscopy and during examination of the large bowel with electrical instrumentation.
Gases formed in the bladder during urological procedures have ignited, causing rupture.
Alcohol-based skin cleaning agents have resulted in severe burns to the skin.
Mots-clés Pascal : Bloc opératoire, Explosion, Incendie, Accident, Homme, Complication, Historique, Hôpital
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Operating room, Explosions, Fire, Accident, Human, Complication, Case history, Hospital
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0033861
Code Inist : 002B30A04A. Création : 09/06/1995.