Accession Number:

ADA143598

Title:

Emergency Handling of Compressed Air Casualties,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

DEFENCE AND CIVIL INST OF ENVIRONMENTAL MEDICINE DOWNSVIEW (ONTARIO)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1984-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

25.0

Abstract:

Work in compressed air is associated with a number of hazards, the most serious of which are the pressure-related injuries burst lung and decompression sickness. Modern construction methods and newer decompression tables have considerably reduced overall risks. The newest treatment methods have similarly reduced morbidity and fatality risks when an accident occurs. This paper outlines the basics of emergency handling of casualties and the definitive treatment of pressure related accidents.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE