A quantitative assessment of facial protection systems in elective hip arthroplasty.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/220775
Title:
A quantitative assessment of facial protection systems in elective hip arthroplasty.
Authors:
Hirpara, Kieran Michael; O'Halloran, Emily; O'Sullivan, Michael
Affiliation:
Merlin Park Hospital, Galway, Ireland. kie_hirpara@hotmail.com
Citation:
A quantitative assessment of facial protection systems in elective hip arthroplasty. 2011, 77 (3):375-80 Acta Orthop Belg
Journal:
Acta orthopaedica Belgica
Issue Date:
Jun-2011
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/220775
PubMed ID:
21846007
Abstract:
We aimed to assess the risk to surgeons of blood splatter during total hip arthroplasty. Hoods from personal protection systems used in 34 consecutive total hip replacements were collected and the area of blood splatter was measured and compared to goggles and visors. Thirty one primary THA's (13 cemented, 4 hybrid, 14 uncemented) and 3 revisions (1 hybrid, 2 uncemented) were collected. Splashes were detected on all of the masks with a mean of 034% cover. Splatter was greatest for the operating surgeon, followed by the first assistant, though the difference was not statistically significant. Operating personnel were at greater risk of contamination during uncemented arthroplasty (p < 0.0001; 95% CI). On average 50.60% and 45.40% of blood cover was outside the area protected by goggles and visors respectively. There was a significant difference between the Personal Protection Systems (PPS) and goggles (p = 0.0231; 95% CI) as well as between the PPS and visors (p = 0.0293; 95% CI).
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
MeSH:
Arthroplasty, Replacement, Hip; Blood; Blood-Borne Pathogens; Equipment Design; Face; Humans; Operating Rooms; Protective Devices; Surgical Procedures, Elective; Universal Precautions
ISSN:
0001-6462

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorHirpara, Kieran Michaelen_GB
dc.contributor.authorO'Halloran, Emilyen_GB
dc.contributor.authorO'Sullivan, Michaelen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-04-26T10:46:54Z-
dc.date.available2012-04-26T10:46:54Z-
dc.date.issued2011-06-
dc.identifier.citationA quantitative assessment of facial protection systems in elective hip arthroplasty. 2011, 77 (3):375-80 Acta Orthop Belgen_GB
dc.identifier.issn0001-6462-
dc.identifier.pmid21846007-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/220775-
dc.description.abstractWe aimed to assess the risk to surgeons of blood splatter during total hip arthroplasty. Hoods from personal protection systems used in 34 consecutive total hip replacements were collected and the area of blood splatter was measured and compared to goggles and visors. Thirty one primary THA's (13 cemented, 4 hybrid, 14 uncemented) and 3 revisions (1 hybrid, 2 uncemented) were collected. Splashes were detected on all of the masks with a mean of 034% cover. Splatter was greatest for the operating surgeon, followed by the first assistant, though the difference was not statistically significant. Operating personnel were at greater risk of contamination during uncemented arthroplasty (p < 0.0001; 95% CI). On average 50.60% and 45.40% of blood cover was outside the area protected by goggles and visors respectively. There was a significant difference between the Personal Protection Systems (PPS) and goggles (p = 0.0231; 95% CI) as well as between the PPS and visors (p = 0.0293; 95% CI).en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Acta orthopaedica Belgicaen_GB
dc.subject.meshArthroplasty, Replacement, Hip-
dc.subject.meshBlood-
dc.subject.meshBlood-Borne Pathogens-
dc.subject.meshEquipment Design-
dc.subject.meshFace-
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshOperating Rooms-
dc.subject.meshProtective Devices-
dc.subject.meshSurgical Procedures, Elective-
dc.subject.meshUniversal Precautions-
dc.titleA quantitative assessment of facial protection systems in elective hip arthroplasty.en_GB
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentMerlin Park Hospital, Galway, Ireland. kie_hirpara@hotmail.comen_GB
dc.identifier.journalActa orthopaedica Belgicaen_GB
dc.description.provinceConnachten

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