Electrocautery or Bovie Burns
Electrocautery is a surgical technique which uses high frequency current to remove unwanted tissue, cauterize a blood vessel or make an incision. Electrocautery was invented by Dr. Bovie and so his name is often used interchangeably with this technique. There are many benefits to electrocautery but, if proper precautions are not followed, serious burns or fires can result. Bovie burns and fires can be caused with:
- Alcohol-based preps
- Oxygen tenting around the head and neck
- Tracheostomy tubes
- Dry sponges
- Methylmethacrylate which vaporizes acetylene
- Activation of an unattended Bovie on drapes
- An improperly secured Bovie pad
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