Diathermy

BT_SQ 1.18 Discuss the principles of surgical diathermy, its safe use and the potential hazards

T/F Diathermy units operate at frequencies of approximately 100Hz to minimise the risk of VF

T/F Unipolar diathermy is contra-indicated in patients with implanted pacemakers

T/F Bipolar diathermy cannot be used for cutting tissue

T/F It is ok to leave metal jewellery on a patient as long as a capacitative coupling ground electrode is used

T/F The neutral wire of the diathermy is earthed to reduce the risk of electric shock

 

Bonus Question:What is this device, and how does it work?Megadyne

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