Personal Safety

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Surgical Smoke: A Blueprint for Legislative Success

Two states now protect OR workers from surgical smoke. Could yours be next?

Posted 07/18/19 | Dan O'Connor, Editor-in-Chief | Post a comment

Safety: 4 Common Firefighting Mistakes OR Staff Make

Lessons learned from 1,000 fire drills I've conducted in surgical facilities.

Posted 06/19/19 | Anthony Riehl, CFI, CESI | 4 comments

Keep Your OR Team Comfortable

The physical demands of surgery can wear down your doctors and staff.

Posted 05/16/19 | Joe Paone | 1 comment

Thumbs Up on Safety Scalpels

Our reader survey finds more surgeons are using them - but many still refuse to convert.

Posted 05/16/19 | Dan O'Connor, Editor-in-Chief | Post a comment

Fired Up Over Mandatory Smoke Evacuation Laws

Will more states require the use of surgical plume evacuation systems?

Posted 04/15/19 | Donna Policastro, RNP; Julie Greenhalgh, RN, BSN, CNOR | Post a comment

Twice the Protection

A trio of safety experts makes the argument for double-gloving.

Posted 03/14/19 | Matthew Nojiri | Post a comment

Self-Care

How to Avoid Burning Out in 2019

Posted 01/15/19 | Lynette Bear, DNP, CRNA, MBA | 3 comments

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 | 1 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

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