Personal Safety

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Self-Care

How to Avoid Burning Out in 2019

Posted 01/15/19 | Lynette Bear, DNP, CRNA, MBA | Post a comment

Smoke Forced Her Out of the OR - She Then Forced Smoked Out of the OR

Rhode Island nurse pushed hard for mandatory smoke evacuation law.

Posted 01/15/19 | Mike Morsch, Associate Editor | Post a comment

Self-Care: 8 Steps to Make Self-Care Part of Your Routine

Simple practices to keep yourself on your priority list.

Posted 12/13/18 | Lisa Ertle, BA, RN | Post a comment

Safety: My Personal Plea to Ban Surgical Smoke

Don't wait for lawmakers to make your ORs smoke-free.

Posted 11/19/18 | Janelle Casanave, RN | 2 comments

Keep Fluid Off the Floor

A look at automated collection and disposal options that will keep your staff safe.

Posted 10/02/18 | Bobby Underwood, BSN, RN, CNOR, CRNFA | 1 comment

5 Steps to Smoke-Free Surgery

Your staff will breathe a collective sigh of relief when you clear the OR air of harmful contaminants.

Posted 10/02/18 | Joann Ruff, BSN, CNOR | 3 comments

Employee Safety: An Exhaustive 3-year Quest for 12 Smoke-Free ORs

Northwest Hospital is the first hospital in Maryland to be completely smoke-free.

Posted 09/14/18 | Jeannette Sabatini, Associate Editor | Post a comment

When Will Your State Outlaw Surgical Smoke?

Last month, Rhode Island passed the first state law mandating surgical smoke evacuation. It could help clear the air in ORs across the country.

Posted 07/02/18 | Daniel Cook, Executive Editor | 2 comments

The Ergonomics of Sharps Safety

Small adjustments to posture and positioning in the OR cut down on injuries from suture needles and scalpels.

Posted 06/08/18 | Pramila Kalaga, MS, CPE | Post a comment

Taking Their Last Breath

What if frontline staff demanded smoke-free ORs?

Posted 04/09/18 | Dan O'Connor, Editor-in-Chief | 2 comments

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