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Mask use in operation theatre

Francesco Romano, Jan Gustén, Stefano De Antonellis, Cesare M Joppolo
Air cleanliness in operating theatres (OTs) is an important factor for preserving the health of both the patient and the medical staff. Particle contamination in OTs depends mainly on the surgery process, ventilation principle, personnel clothing systems and working routines. In many open surgical operations, electrosurgical tools (ESTs) are used for tissue cauterization. ESTs generate a significant airborne contamination, as surgical smoke. Surgical smoke is a work environment quality problem. Ordinary surgical masks and OT ventilation systems are inadequate to control this problem...
January 30, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
Tom C R V Van Zundert, Jan F A Hendrickx, Jan L De Witte, David T Wong, Davide Cattano, Joseph R Brimacombe
STUDY OBJECTIVE: The study objective is to determine whether extraglottic airway devices (EADs) with or without mask aperture bars (MABs) result in similar anatomical positions in patients undergoing surgery. DESIGN: Prospective, randomized, crossover comparison of four extraglottic airway devices. SETTING: Operating theatre at a large teaching hospital. PATIENTS: Eighty consenting patients scheduled to undergo surgery with general anesthesia...
June 2016: Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
B Ghai, K Jain, D Bansal, N Bhatia
The optimal end-tidal sevoflurane concentration for successful ProSealTM (Teleflex, Morrisville, NC, USA) laryngeal mask airway (PLMA) versus ClassicTM (Teleflex, Morrisville, NC, USA) laryngeal mask airway (CLMA) insertion in unpremedicated anaesthetised adults is unknown. We determined end-tidal sevoflurane concentrations for successful insertion in fifty percent of anaesthetised adults. This randomised, prospective, double-blind study was conducted in the operating theatre of a government tertiary care hospital...
March 2016: Anaesthesia and Intensive Care
Paul MacConachie Middleton, Paul Michael Simpson, Richard E Thomas, Jason Charles Bendall
BACKGROUND: Since their emergence from the operating theatre over a decade ago, supra-glottic airways (SGA) have become increasingly common in the management of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OOHCA) with laryngeal masks (LM) the most common SGA. The proliferation of LMs in the prehospital setting has occurred despite lower than expected rates of successful insertion being reported. METHODS: We conducted a single-centre, prospective parallel-group, 'open label' randomised controlled trial in subjects with OOHCA (aged greater than or equal to 12 years of age; weighing greater than or equal to 30 kg) were allocated to either the i-gel supraglottic airway (IG-SGA) or the Portex Soft Seal Laryngeal Mask (PSS-LM) within a large Australian ambulance service...
July 2014: Resuscitation
Babita Ghai, Kajal Jain, Dipika Bansal, Jyotsna Wig
BACKGROUND: The optimal end-tidal sevoflurane and desflurane concentration for successful ProSeal laryngeal mask airway (PLMA) removal in unpremedicated anaesthetised adults has not been determined. OBJECTIVES: We determined end-tidal sevoflurane and desflurane concentration in 50% of anaesthetised adults (EC50: concentration at which there is 50% chance of patients showing 'no movement' response) for smooth PLMA removal. DESIGN: Randomised controlled double blind study...
May 2014: European Journal of Anaesthesiology
Nigel Lee, Lena B Mårtensson, Caroline Homer, Joan Webster, Kristen Gibbons, Helen Stapleton, Natalie Dos Santos, Michael Beckmann, Yu Gao, Sue Kildea
BACKGROUND: Sterile water injections have been used as an effective intervention for the management of back pain during labour. The objective of the current research is to determine if sterile water injections, as an intervention for back pain in labour, will reduce the intrapartum caesarean section rate. METHODS/DESIGN: HASH(0x488c118) DESIGN: A double blind randomised placebo controlled trialSetting: Maternity hospitals in AustraliaParticipants: 1866 women in labour, ≥18 years of age who have a singleton pregnancy with a fetus in a cephalic presentation at term (between 37 + 0 and 41 + 6 weeks gestation), who assess their back pain as equal to or greater than seven on a visual analogue scale when requesting analgesia and able to provide informed consent...
May 3, 2013: BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
S G Russo, O Moerer, E A Nickel, B Goetze, A Timmermann, M Quintel
Extraglottic airway devices (EGA) are not only used in routine anaesthesia practice, they also have a distinct value for in-hospital and out-of-hospital difficult airway management. In the environment of the intensive care unit (ICU) EGA are not used on a regular basis. However, expertise and knowledge regarding EGA coming from the operating theatre or the out-of-hospital setting may also be of value for the ICU setting. This review presents the potential indications for EGA on the ICU for the management of difficult airway situations as well as during percutaneous tracheotomy...
June 2010: Der Anaesthesist
Victoria Rimmer
Diathermy is used in most theatres for every case but how many people think about the contents of diathermy plume or surgical smoke? Surgical smoke is an unpleasant smell that leaves many considering whether surgical masks reduce the risk of inhaling its contents. This article suggests that practitioners should be more aware of its contents and take action to lessen the risk to themselves and their colleagues.
December 2009: Journal of Perioperative Practice
Joe King-Man Fan, Fion Siu-Yin Chan, Kent-Man Chu
Surgical smoke is the gaseous by-product formed during surgical procedures. Most surgeons, operating theatre staff and administrators are unaware of its potential health risks. Surgical smoke is produced by various surgical instruments including those used in electrocautery, lasers, ultrasonic scalpels, high speed drills, burrs and saws. The potential risks include carbon monoxide toxicity to the patient undergoing a laparoscopic operation, pulmonary fibrosis induced by non-viable particles, and transmission of infectious diseases like human papilloma virus...
October 2009: Asian Journal of Surgery
F P McGinn, P Farrands, T Davis
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May 1985: Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
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March 1985: Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
A A B Jamjoom, A Nikkar-Esfahani, J E F Fitzgerald
BACKGROUND: Observing surgical procedures is a beneficial educational experience for medical students during their surgical placements. Anecdotal evidence suggests that operating theatre related syncope may have detrimental effects on students' views of this. Our study examines the frequency and causes of such syncope, together with effects on career intentions, and practical steps to avoid its occurrence. METHODS: All penultimate and final year students at a large UK medical school were surveyed using the University IT system supplemented by personal approach...
March 10, 2009: BMC Medical Education
Aline Iskandar, Ngan Nguyen, Hans Jørn Kolmos
INTRODUCTION: Staphylococcus aureus (Sa) is an important cause of hospital-acquired infections, and nasal carriage of Sa is common among health care workers. This study was designed to measure the airborne dispersal of Sa and other bacteria from such carriers and to investigate whether the use of cap, gown, gloves, and mask could reduce this dispersal. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A total of 13 nasal Sa carriers were identified among 63 persons screened for Sa nasal carriage...
February 2, 2009: Ugeskrift for Laeger
K Schwenzer-Zimmerer, B-I Boerner, N F Schwenzer, A A Müller, P Juergens, A Ringenbach, E Schkommodau, H-F Zeilhofer
Three-dimensional capture of the surface of soft tissue is a desirable support for documentation and therapy planning in plastic and reconstructive surgery concerning the complex anatomy of the face, particularly cleft lip and palate (CLP). Different scanning systems are used for capturing facial surfaces. These systems are mostly based on a static linear measuring arrangement. Established systems work on the basis of coded white light or linear laser triangulation and digital stereophotogrammetric approaches...
September 2009: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery: JPRAS
Thomas D A Standley, Helen L Smith, Liam J Brennan, Ingrid A Wilkins, Peter G Bradley, Casiano Barrera Groba, Andrew J Davey, David K Menon, Daniel W Wheeler
OBJECTIVES: To measure the extent of dilution of helium-oxygen (heliox) by room air when given via high concentration reservoir mask to spontaneously breathing subjects. Substantial dilution of heliox by room air under these circumstances might alter its physical properties sufficiently to negate any potential clinical benefit in obstructive respiratory failure. DESIGN: Healthy volunteers breathing different concentrations of helium in oxygen via two different masks in a randomised crossover design...
August 2008: Intensive Care Medicine
Eric Tentillier, Claire Heydenreich, Anne-Marie Cros, Valérie Schmitt, Jean-Michel Dindart, Michel Thicoïpé
AIM OF THE STUDY: While several techniques are used for the management of difficult intubation (DI) in planned conditions in the operating theatre, they are not always suitable or usable in pre-hospital emergencies. We decided to assess the intubating laryngeal mask airway (ILMA) after failure of tracheal intubation (TI) under direct laryngoscopy. MATERIAL AND METHODS: After emergency physicians of the mobile intensive care unit were trained (theory and training on manikin) in using the ILMA (Fastrach), prospective data were collected after each use from March 2002 to December 2005...
April 2008: Resuscitation
R Wender, A J Goldman
The Intubating Laryngeal Mask Airway (ILMA) is a supraglottic airway that facilitates ventilation and blind tracheal intubation. The LMA CTrach is functionally identical to the ILMA, but has an integrated fibreoptic bundle that provides a view of the larynx. This enables visualisation of tracheal intubation while delivering 100% oxygen, with or without an inhalational anaesthetic. We report awake insertion of the CTrach in three morbidly obese patients (BMI 60-63) with known or anticipated difficult airways...
September 2007: Anaesthesia
Cindy Hein, Harry Owen, John Plummer
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to compare the Streamlined Liner of the Pharynx Airway (SLIPA; Hudson RCI), a new supraglottic airway device, with the Soft Seal Laryngeal Mask (SS-LM; Portex) when used by novices. METHODS: Thirty-six medical students with no previous airway experience, received manikin training in the use of the SLIPA and the SS-LM. Once proficient, the students inserted each device in randomized sequence, in two separate patients in the operating theatre...
October 2006: Emergency Medicine Australasia: EMA
Allyson Lipp, Peggy Edwards
UNLABELLED: Surgical face masks were originally developed to contain and filter droplets of microorganisms expelled from the mouth and nasopharynx of healthcare workers during surgery, thereby providing protection for the patient. However, there are several ways in which surgical face masks could potentially contribute to contamination of the surgical wound. Surgical face masks have recently been advocated as a protective barrier between the surgical team and the patient, but the role of the surgical face mask as an effective measure in preventing surgical wound infections is questionable...
September 2005: Canadian Operating Room Nursing Journal
Emma Durmaz
Airway obstruction is the most common cause of death in the prehospital environment. It is estimated that 85% of these patients had otherwise survivable injuries. The aim of the project was to increase firefighters' skills in airway management techniques, to include the laryngeal mask airway (LMA), by providing theatre-based hospital placements under the supervision of a consultant anaesthetist. The training in the use of the LMA by firefighters is currently a pilot project to assess the potential for its use operationally, based on ease of training to a competent level and retention of skills after one year...
September 2005: British Journal of Perioperative Nursing: the Journal of the National Association of Theatre Nurses
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