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(smoke evacuator)
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  • Surgical smoke: Risk assessment and mitigation strategies. [Review]
    J Am Acad Dermatol 2018; 79(4):746-755Georgesen C, Lipner SR
  • CONCLUSIONS: Most of the data regarding the hazards of surgical smoke and methods for smoke safety are derived from in vitro and in vivo studies in nonhumans, as well as from resources outside of the dermatology literature.Standardized guidelines for surgical smoke safety should be implemented in the dermatology community and residency curriculum.
  • Operation Clean Air: Implementing a Surgical Smoke Evacuation Program. [Journal Article]
    AORN J 2017; 106(6):502-512Dobbie MK, Fezza M, … Titone S
  • 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 …
  • Gaseous and Particulate Content of Laser Hair Removal Plume. [Journal Article]
    JAMA Dermatol 2016; 152(12):1320-1326Chuang GS, Farinelli W, … Avram MM
  • CONCLUSIONS: These findings establish the concern that the burning-hair plume often present during LHR should be considered a biohazard, warranting the use of smoke evacuators, good ventilation, and respiratory protection, especially for health care workers with prolonged exposure to LHR plume.
  • Clearing the Air About Surgical Smoke: An Education Program. [Journal Article]
    AORN J 2016; 103(3):289-96Chavis S, Wagner V, … Jamias MS
  • 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 sm…
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