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Clearing the Air About Surgical Smoke: An Education Program.
AORN J 2016; 103(3):289-96AJ

Abstract

Evidence of the harmful effects of surgical smoke has been recognized in the literature and by professional organizations for many years, yet surgical smoke continues to pose a safety hazard for patients and perioperative personnel. A team of perioperative nurses and educators sought to improve compliance with policies and procedures for surgical smoke management in the OR. The team quantified smoke-evacuator use, assessed staff members' knowledge using a pre-education survey, and presented a three-part multimodal education program. The team conducted a posteducation survey that showed significant improvement in staff members' knowledge. Ninety-day postimplementation quantitative data showed a 14.6% increase in surgical smoke-evacuation use. This educational initiative increased staff members' awareness about reducing the presence of surgical smoke in the OR and helped ensure a safer environment for patients, staff members, and the surgical team.

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Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

26924367

Citation

Chavis, Sherry, et al. "Clearing the Air About Surgical Smoke: an Education Program." AORN Journal, vol. 103, no. 3, 2016, pp. 289-96.
Chavis S, Wagner V, Becker M, et al. Clearing the Air About Surgical Smoke: An Education Program. AORN J. 2016;103(3):289-96.
Chavis, S., Wagner, V., Becker, M., Bowerman, M. I., & Jamias, M. S. (2016). Clearing the Air About Surgical Smoke: An Education Program. AORN Journal, 103(3), pp. 289-96. doi:10.1016/j.aorn.2016.01.007.
Chavis S, et al. Clearing the Air About Surgical Smoke: an Education Program. AORN J. 2016;103(3):289-96. PubMed PMID: 26924367.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Clearing the Air About Surgical Smoke: An Education Program. AU - Chavis,Sherry, AU - Wagner,Vicki, AU - Becker,Melanie, AU - Bowerman,Mercelita I, AU - Jamias,Mary Shirley, PY - 2014/12/18/received PY - 2015/03/25/revised PY - 2016/01/14/accepted PY - 2016/3/1/entrez PY - 2016/3/1/pubmed PY - 2016/12/28/medline KW - education KW - perioperative safety KW - staff training KW - surgical plume KW - surgical smoke management SP - 289 EP - 96 JF - AORN journal JO - AORN J VL - 103 IS - 3 N2 - Evidence of the harmful effects of surgical smoke has been recognized in the literature and by professional organizations for many years, yet surgical smoke continues to pose a safety hazard for patients and perioperative personnel. A team of perioperative nurses and educators sought to improve compliance with policies and procedures for surgical smoke management in the OR. The team quantified smoke-evacuator use, assessed staff members' knowledge using a pre-education survey, and presented a three-part multimodal education program. The team conducted a posteducation survey that showed significant improvement in staff members' knowledge. Ninety-day postimplementation quantitative data showed a 14.6% increase in surgical smoke-evacuation use. This educational initiative increased staff members' awareness about reducing the presence of surgical smoke in the OR and helped ensure a safer environment for patients, staff members, and the surgical team. SN - 1878-0369 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/26924367/Clearing_the_Air_About_Surgical_Smoke:_An_Education_Program L2 - https://doi.org/10.1016/j.aorn.2016.01.007 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -