Personal Safety

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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

5 Steps to Improved C-Arm Safety

Protect your surgical team from intraoperative imaging's hidden harm.

Posted 09/26/17 | Richard S. Yoon, MD | Post a comment

Prevent Slips, Trips & Falls in the OR

Cords, clutter, puddles and other hazards can lead to workplace injuries.

Posted 09/26/17 | Dan O'Connor, Editor-in-Chief | Post a comment

Two Gloves Are Better Than One

Double-gloving can be a hard sell, but there are plenty of reasons to make it mandatory.

Posted 09/26/17 | Jim Burger, Senior Editor | Post a comment

Sell Surgeons on Safety Scalpels

Emphasizing the personal and financial costs of sharps injuries will help get safer blades into your ORs.

Posted 09/26/17 | Ron Stoker | 1 comment

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