Prevention of Unusual Incident In OT and ICU

INTRODUCTION

Operation theater (OT) is a specialized world where ignorance or inadequate safety measures may cause many hazards that can affect the patient and the operating team as well. Recognition of these potential hazards through awareness and constant vigilance can control the OT environment and make it a safe haven.

CLASSIFICATION OF HAZARDS

The hazards can be classified as:

(a) Physical hazards

(b) Chemical hazards

(c) Biological hazards

(d) Fire hazards and

(e) Other hazards.

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