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.
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
*I understand that in registering for this event I am agreeing to provide my name and contact information to the corporate supporters who have made this event possible.