Hazards of Working in the Operating Room

Abstract

The practice of anesthesiology is associated with exposure to many potential hazards, both physical and psychological. Operating room (OR) personnel are routinely exposed to low levels of anesthetic gases, radiation, and infectious disease and occasionally to high levels of psychological stress. Anesthesiologists should be aware of these potential hazards so that they can take steps to mitigate these risks by the application of proper safety precautions.

Keywords

OR hazards Anesthetic gas exposure Latex Stress Substance abuse Radiation exposure 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of AnesthesiologyUniversity of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Presbyterian HospitalPittsburghUSA

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