Electrosurgery: Guideline Update 2021 Replay

Byron Burlingame, MS, RN, BSN, CNOR
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Electrosurgery: Guideline Update 2021 Replay

This webinar reflects the newest edition of the AORN Guideline. There is a webinar for every new or updated Guideline that is released.

This webinar will provide information on the NEW Guideline for Electrosurgical Safety including the use of consistent terminology. There will also be a discussion about recommendations for measures to safeguard against electrosurgical injuries caused by direct application, insulation failure, antenna coupling, direct coupling, capacitive coupling, residual heat, inadvertent activation, and electromagnetic interference.


  • Explain the difference between electrosurgery, electrocautery, and diathermy.
  • Discuss the implementation of safety measures during use of an ESU.
  • Describe alternate sites for placement of the dispersive electrode.

To earn the 1.0 contact hour, the learner must listen to the webinar and complete the Evaluation.

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