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Operation Clean Air: Implementing a Surgical Smoke Evacuation Program.
AORN J 2017; 106(6):502-512AJ

Abstract

Surgical smoke is a hazardous byproduct of any surgery involving a laser or an electrosurgical unit. Although research and professional organizations identified surgical smoke as harmful many years ago, this byproduct continues to be a safety hazard in the OR. An interdisciplinary team at a large academic medical center sought to address the exposure of patients and perioperative team members to surgical smoke. The team used the nursing process to resolve the lack of smoke-evacuator equipment and surgical smoke staff member knowledge. To increase awareness of the hazards of surgical smoke, we gave presentations to nursing staff members and surgeons, who then completed educational modules. We conducted audits in all ORs to monitor compliance. The use of smoke evacuation supplies has more than quadrupled since education began. Additional unit-based education continues every day and is a constant reminder that safety is the responsibility of all perioperative team members.

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Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

29173375

Citation

Dobbie, Mary K., et al. "Operation Clean Air: Implementing a Surgical Smoke Evacuation Program." AORN Journal, vol. 106, no. 6, 2017, pp. 502-512.
Dobbie MK, Fezza M, Kent M, et al. Operation Clean Air: Implementing a Surgical Smoke Evacuation Program. AORN J. 2017;106(6):502-512.
Dobbie, M. K., Fezza, M., Kent, M., Lu, J., Saraceni, M. L., & Titone, S. (2017). Operation Clean Air: Implementing a Surgical Smoke Evacuation Program. AORN Journal, 106(6), pp. 502-512. doi:10.1016/j.aorn.2017.09.011.
Dobbie MK, et al. Operation Clean Air: Implementing a Surgical Smoke Evacuation Program. AORN J. 2017;106(6):502-512. PubMed PMID: 29173375.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Operation Clean Air: Implementing a Surgical Smoke Evacuation Program. AU - Dobbie,Mary K, AU - Fezza,Maria, AU - Kent,Martha, AU - Lu,Jane, AU - Saraceni,Mark L, AU - Titone,Susan, PY - 2017/05/05/received PY - 2017/07/10/revised PY - 2017/09/27/accepted PY - 2017/11/28/entrez PY - 2017/11/28/pubmed PY - 2018/7/11/medline KW - plume KW - smoke evacuation KW - smoke free KW - staff education KW - surgical smoke SP - 502 EP - 512 JF - AORN journal JO - AORN J VL - 106 IS - 6 N2 - Surgical smoke is a hazardous byproduct of any surgery involving a laser or an electrosurgical unit. Although research and professional organizations identified surgical smoke as harmful many years ago, this byproduct continues to be a safety hazard in the OR. An interdisciplinary team at a large academic medical center sought to address the exposure of patients and perioperative team members to surgical smoke. The team used the nursing process to resolve the lack of smoke-evacuator equipment and surgical smoke staff member knowledge. To increase awareness of the hazards of surgical smoke, we gave presentations to nursing staff members and surgeons, who then completed educational modules. We conducted audits in all ORs to monitor compliance. The use of smoke evacuation supplies has more than quadrupled since education began. Additional unit-based education continues every day and is a constant reminder that safety is the responsibility of all perioperative team members. SN - 1878-0369 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/29173375/Operation_Clean_Air:_Implementing_a_Surgical_Smoke_Evacuation_Program L2 - https://doi.org/10.1016/j.aorn.2017.09.011 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -