NURSES’ OCCUPATIONAL ACCIDENTS IN OPERATING ROOM
Malliarou Maria, Karathanasi Kostantinia
Monday, May 1, 2017
- Malliarou Maria, Mayor, RN, MSc, PhD, 404 Military Hospital, Larisa, Greece.
- Karathanasi Kostantinia, Major, RN, MSc, PhDc , 404 Military Hospital, Larisa, Greece
The surgery is perhaps the most demanding functional part of the hospital with an extremely complex environment. It is an extremely complex area, both because of the new technology, as well as the staff and eventually its organization. The operating room is a working environment with special conditions where employees have many risks. These may include exposure to chemicals (mainly antiseptics - disinfectants, anesthesia gases), exposure to biological hazards (management of contaminated waste, sharps management), exposure to electrical risks from the use of different machinery, exposure to ergonomic risks, Manual handling of loads, and handling of patients). In the operating room, accident prevention programs should always be implemented and precautions should be taken to avoid exposure to blood-borne diseases, proper management of hazardous contaminated waste, proper management of disinfectants, and ergonomic management of their work.Download PDF