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Electrosurgery

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Did Alcohol Prep Cause Surgical Fire?

A reminder of the importance of letting preps dry before surgery begins.

Posted 08/15/13 | Post a comment

Yes, You Can Have a Smoke-Free OR

How to convince your staff and your surgeons that smoke evacuation is essential.

Posted 06/04/13 | Lizbeth Bozeman, RN, CNOR | Post a comment

What's New in Cutting and Sealing Technologies

The latest thermal and ultrasonic energies for cutting and coagulating.

Posted 09/07/12 | Vangie Dennis, RN, CNOR, CMLSO | Post a comment

Cutting and Sealing: Choices and Cautions

Review these principles for safe and efficient use of surgical energies.

Posted 03/06/12 | David Bernard, Senior Associate Editor | Post a comment

Playing It Safe With Electrosurgery

A clear understanding of the fundamentals and the latest devices designed with safety in mind will help you avoid trouble in the OR.

Posted 07/07/11 | Daniel Cook, Executive Editor | Post a comment

New Ways to Cut and Seal: The Changing Face of Electrosurgery

Today's energy-driven devices cut and seal tissue with more precision and less thermal spread than the traditional Bovie.

Posted 06/12/11 | Vangie Dennis, RN, CNOR, CMLSO | Post a comment

5 Steps to Safer Electrosurgery

Expert advice on protecting patients from the stray currents that can cause surgical burns.

Posted 03/15/11 | Charlene DiNobile, RN, MEd, CNOR, CNAA, CST | 1 comment

Court: Patient May Pursue Malpractice Claim Over Electrosurgery Burn

Woman whose arm was burned during hysterectomy is suing hospital, surgeon.

Posted 12/28/10 | Post a comment

Practical Electrosurgery Buying Tips

Your surgeons will probably want an electrosurgery unit from a familiar manufacturer, but keep in mind who else handles these units.

Posted 04/11/10 | Marlene Brunswick, RN, CNOR | Post a comment

Evaluating Your Tissue Cutting and Sealing Options

The latest devices work on much larger vessels, making them valuable tools in a growing number of specialties.

Posted 05/10/09 | Paul G. Curcillo II, MD, FACS | Post a comment

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