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How Accidents Happen In The Hyperbaric Environment

Hyperbaric Facility Safety

For some accidents there is a "smoking gun". However, most accidents are caused by a combination of factors, each of which contributes in some manner. Often these factors accumulate over some period of time preceeding the accident. This chapter addresses the factors that foster conditions under which accidents are more likely to happen and discusses some of the steps to be taken to avoid them. Also included is a case history illustrating several of the factors. 

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The 2 Aspects of Hyperbaric Safety

Learn Hyperbaric Facility Safety

There are two distinct aspects to the field of hyperbaric medicine that influence safety: 

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What can be used to disinfect acrylic chambers?

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In many hospitals that treat hyperbaric patients, the task at hand is getting the infection control policy makers to understand that many of the hospital-based disinfectants cannot safely be used on the acrylics of both multiplace and monoplace chambers. The most-asked question is, “What can now be used to disinfect acrylic chambers?” With the increasing concern over nosocomial infections and the possible effect they have on patient outcomes, keeping the hyperbaric chamber infection free is a major concern for all. On page 274 of Hyperbaric Facility Safety: A Practical Guide, 2nd Edition you can find the most current list of disinfectants that can used on the acrylic portion on both multiplace and monoplace chambers, and the products that have been identified acceptable for use on acrylic hyperbaric chambers for infection control.

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3 Resources to Simplify Hyperbaric Facility Safety

The release of the 2015 edition of NFPA 99 earlier this year has been accompanied by a lot of conversation around the subject of hyperbaric facility safety. This week we have three resources that will help you to navigate through the various safety codes and standards.

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Not many blog mentions about this rather technical topic. Great read. I hope to read more article like this from you!
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5 Resources to Simplify Hyperbaric Facility Safety

The recent release of the 2015 edition of NFPA 99 has been accompanied by a lot of conversation around the subject of hyperbaric facility safety. This week we have five tools that will help you to navigate through the various safety codes and standards.

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