MAGNITUDE: VERY COMMON
According to research carried out in 2019, over 90% of UK theatres have bottled gas. The risk of an uncontrolled bleed during the switch over time is ever present. The time to switch is usually only a few minutes, but it can be as long as up to an hour according to published data.
- Dangerous: An uncontrolled bleed in the wrong moment can be life threatening.
- Expensive: Every minute a Theatre stands still it costs £15 per minute.
- Unnecessary: Avoiding harm is a duty for all healthcare professional.