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Getting Buy-in for Smoke Evacuation

Clearing the OR air demands plenty of determination, hours of hard work and passionately selling staff and surgeons on the health-related benefits.

Posted 11/06/20 | Maria Marabito, Contributing Editor | Post a comment

Keep Floors Clear and Dry

Eliminate tripping and slipping hazards in the OR to keep staff upright and safe.

Posted 10/07/20 | Daniel Cook, Editor-in-Chief | Post a comment

When Electrosurgery Becomes Too Hot to Handle

Energy-carrying instruments are powerful tools, but awareness remains low about how to prevent catastrophic errors while using them.

Posted 10/07/20 | Joe Paone | Post a comment

Smoke-Free Is the Way to Be

Lessons learned from our facility's journey to clear the OR air.

Posted 10/07/20 | Ashlea Blevins, BSFC, BSN, RN, CNOR | Post a comment

On Point: Safe Spaces

Prioritizing the well-being of staff and patients is an evolving process.

Posted 10/07/20 | Jared Bilski | Post a comment

Get into Gritflowness

Grit, flow and mindfulness will help you enter a focused state of awareness.

Posted 10/07/20 | Daniel Cook, Editor-in-Chief | Post a comment

Safety: Keep the Barrier Intact

Match PPE use to risk factors to maintain adequate supplies.

Posted 07/14/20 | Daniel Cook, Editor-in-Chief | Post a comment

Be Mindful About Sharps Injuries

Eliminating sharps injuries demands ensuring staff use proper handling techniques and safety-engineered devices, and a singular focus on the task at hand.

Posted 06/11/20 | Barbara DiTullio, RN, BSN, MA | Post a comment

Stop Breathing in Surgical Smoke

Joint national grassroots efforts to keep pushing for evacuation in every OR.

Posted 06/11/20 | Joe Paone | Post a comment

I Survived COVID-19

My long career as a nurse didn't prepare me for becoming a patient infected with the coronavirus.

Posted 06/11/20 | Kay Ball, PhD, RN, CNOR, FAAN | Post a comment

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