Turkish Journal of Anaesthesiology & Reanimation
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Occupational Risks for Anaesthesiologists and Precautions

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Department of Anaesthesiology and Reanimation, Zonguldak Bülent Ecevit University School of Medicine, Zonguldak, Turkey

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Department of Public Health, Zonguldak Bülent Ecevit University School of Medicine, Zonguldak, Turkey

Turk J Anaesthesiol Reanim 2021; 49: 93-99
DOI: 10.5152/TJAR.2020.219
Read: 474 Downloads: 71 Published: 21 April 2021

Anaesthesiology is an extremely stressful and risky branch of medicine. New techniques, new procedures, and innovations in anaesthesia increase the responsibilities and obligations of anaesthesiologists day by day. Operating rooms and intensive care units, which are the working environment of anaesthesiologists, are considered to be an unhealthy workplace. Anaesthesiologists are exposed to various potential physical, chemical, biological, ergonomic, and psychosocial risk factors and hazards in their work environments. The occupational risks anaesthesiologists are exposed to threaten their health and may cause their professional performance to decline. This article aimed to raise awareness about the occupational risks, hazards, and precautions in anaesthesiology practice.

Cite this article as: Ayoğlu H, Ayoğlu FN. Occupational Risks for Anaesthesiologists and Precautions. Turk J Anaesthesiol Reanim 2021; 49(2): 93-9.

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