Personal Safety

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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 | Post a comment

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 | 2 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

Surgical Smoke Nearly Killed Me

An orthopedic surgeon who needed a double lung transplant is on a crusade to warn others about the dangers of plume.

Posted 02/09/18 | Anthony Hedley, MD, FACS | 6 comments

Nurse Sues Prominent Ophthalmologist for Assault Over Violent Incident Caught on Security Camera

A renowned refractive surgeon allegedly became infuriated when the ASC's charge nurse asked if he was nearly done his case because his block time was nearly finished.

Posted 12/19/17 | 2 comments

What Would You Do If Bullets Started to Fly?

Q&A with Lenworth M. Jacobs, MD, MPH, FACS, trauma surgeon and proponent of preparing for active shooter events.

Posted 09/26/17 | Lenworth M. Jacobs, MD, MPH, FACS | 2 comments

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