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The electrical hazards of fixed abdominal retractors


Australian & New Zealand Journal of Surgery 55(1): 29-32
The electrical hazards of fixed abdominal retractors
Abdominal retractors that are fixed to the operating table provide an electrical pathway to earth and are unsafe. Modifications to ensure the electrical safety of 2 table mounted abdominal retractors by the incorporation of insulators are described. Results of electrical testing show that the insulators provide high levels of insulation to direct current, 50 Hz alternating current and 400 Hz radio frequency current.

Accession: 006670127

PMID: 3863566

DOI: 10.1111/j.1445-2197.1985.tb00850.x

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