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Surgical Smoke Evacuation in the Time of COVID-19, Sponsored by Medtronic
Evidence has shown hazardous chemicals, ultra-fine particles, viruses, bacteria, and cancer cells are present in surgical smoke. That’s why experts recommend surgical smoke evacuation as a first line of defense whenever surgical smoke is produced and especially during COVID-19. Learn more about surgical smoke evacuation, how filters work, and recommendations for surgical teams in this Hot Topic.

Objectives:
o Review the hazards of surgical smoke and best practices for preventing patient and
healthcare worker exposure
o Discuss the evidence-based guidelines for surgical smoke evacuation and control
o Examine specific considerations and recommendations related to surgical smoke
during the COVID-19 pandemic
o Review the current surgical smoke evacuation public policy landscape

Hot Topic Presenters:
o Emily Jones, MSN, RN, CNOR, NPD-BC, AORN Perioperative Practice Specialist
o Jennifer Pennock, MS, AORN Senior Manager of Government Affairs

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Dec 2, 2020 04:00 PM in Mountain Time (US and Canada)

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