The purpose of this activity is to provide the learner with knowledge of best practices related to surgical smoke safety.
This module will help the surgical team understand and implement the AORN “Guideline for surgical smoke safety”. The module includes identifying the hazards of surgical smoke exposure for both the surgical team and the patient; measures to protect against surgical smoke exposure; and policies and procedures to develop related to surgical smoke evacuation and a safe working environment. This module includes a Power Point presentation; an interactive educational game; podcast; a case study; an AORN Journal article and Quick View.
- Identify hazards of surgical smoke exposure for the surgical team
- Identify hazards of surgical smoke exposure for patients
- Describe measures to protect against surgical smoke exposure
- Discuss policies and procedures related to surgical smoke evacuation
After presenting this in-service attendee may earn 4.0 contact hours by registering and completing the course evaluation.