EMERGENCY HANDLING OF COMPRESSED AIR CASUALTIES

Authors
  1. Henderson, D.L.
  2. Hobson, B.A.
Corporate Authors
Defence and Civil Inst of Environmental Medicine, Downsview ONT (CAN)
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. The paper outlines the basics of emergency handling of casualties and the definitive treatment of pressure related accidents.
Report Number
84-C-16 — Technical Communication
Date of publication
15 Feb 1984
Number of Pages
24
DSTKIM No
84-02679
CANDIS No
122032
Format(s):
Microfiche filmed at DSIS;Originator's fiche received by DSIS;Hardcopy

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