EMERGENCY HANDLING OF COMPRESSED AIR CASUALTIES

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Authors
  1. Koch, G.H.
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
DCIEM-TR-76-X-39 —
Date of publication
15 May 1976
Number of Pages
23
DSTKIM No
76-04634
CANDIS No
93401
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Document Image stored on Optical Disk;Originator's fiche received by DSIS

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