Attualità sulla sicurezza elettrica delle apparecchiature in uso in chirurgia e medicina interventistica

Translated title of the contribution: Update on electrical safety of medical equipment used in surgery and interventional medicine

Giovanni Nicoletti, Tommaso Pellegatta, Silvia Scevola

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Abstract

Update on electrical safety of medical equipment used in Surgery and Interventional Medicine. Expanding on the theme of relevant operating safety has become extremely topical as a result of the broad diffusion of electro-medical equipment in medical and surgical practice. This aspect is related to the technical features of the equipment, to regulations to be observed inside medical facilities, to the correct use of the equipment. The article suggests a setting-up of the problem, outlining the physiological and pathological effects of electric currents on the human body and indicating regulations in force as to electric safety of electro-medical equipment and of facilities used for medical and surgical purposes, and examines common clinical situations at electrical risk.

Translated title of the contributionUpdate on electrical safety of medical equipment used in surgery and interventional medicine
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)176-182
Number of pages7
JournalGiornale Italiano di Medicina del Lavoro ed Ergonomia
Volume35
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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