Accession Number:

AD0688320

Title:

ELECTRICAL HAZARDS IN HOSPITAL INSTRUMENTATION,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL OF CANADA OTTAWA (ONTARIO) RADIO AND ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING DIV

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1969-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

5.0

Abstract:

Electronic equipment for hospital patient treatment or monitoring is often operated by staff with little or no technical knowledge. It may be combined with other instruments in procedures which introduce the critical hazard of internal electric shock. Although such instruments usually are quite safe when used alone, in combination with other equipment they may provide lethal fault currents through the patients body. Increased awareness by the design engineer and medical staff can reduce the alarming incidence of electric shock fatalities in our hospitals. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE