Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

Award Date


Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department / School

Electrical Engineering


Electrical safety has become n important part of hospital management. The potential danger to patients and staff has increased, as health care becomes more sophisticated. Due to the unique situation that exists in hospitals, most hospital personnel do not understand the problems that occur. The problem is greater in smaller hospitals that do not have the time, money or qualified personnel to deal with the problem. Hospital electrical safety is not a complex problem. A basic safety program can be initiated if the personnel have a basic understanding of electricity and its effects on the body. Many nurses in the hospital lack training in electricity while many maintenance men do not understand physiology. To deal with this lack of knowledge, this thesis presents a home study text which presents useful information for an electrical safety program.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Hospitals -- Electric equipment

Hospitals -- Safety measures



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South Dakota State University