June 14, 2021
It depends on who you ask. Can we guess your role in the OR based on your answer? If you said, “infectious cells and respiratory irritants” You might be an OR Nurse. Did you know that surgery staff experience symptoms of respiratory illness at TWICE the rate of other hospital personnel? This is thought […]
June 11, 2021
Surgical smoke plume is the by-product produced by electrosurgery, and other surgical techniques. As recent studies have shown surgical plumes to be a health threat to those in the operating room, it has become a growing concern. Surgical smoke plumes have been shown to carry some pretty hazardous, sometimes carcinogenic particles that surgical masks and [...]
May 11, 2021
Our mission is to help healthcare providers create safer operating rooms by implementing a surgical smoke plume evacuation system. Recent studies show that the smoke plume produced during electro-surgery exposes operating room staff and patients to hazardous airborne particles, gasses, and toxins, including some containing known carcinogens and viruses. They've also discovered that a regular [...]
August 26, 2019
Recent studies about the hazards of surgical smoke, also called diathermy plume, have confirmed what nurses and other perioperative staff have known for years: ablated human tissue is not good for your lungs. While this may sound intuitive, medical history is rife with accounts of well-established practices that led to less than ideal healthcare outcomes. [...]
July 9, 2019
Does your OR have a compliant surgical smoke evacuation system in place? Find out what your facility needs for effective risk mitigation.
July 9, 2019
Did you know that the World Health Organization (WHO) recently recognized “Burnout” as an occupational risk? While it is not a medical condition or injury, burnout poses a real threat to your hospital, OR, or ASC. Burnout is a syndrome characterized by a set of symptoms related to or caused by stressful working conditions. No [...]
June 12, 2019
Everyone loves an OR Nurse. But what makes them so special?
May 24, 2019
Surgical Smoke Evacuation Guidelines from Hospitals and Surgery Centers are sweeping the nation. How does these policies relate to OSHA Hazard Controls?
April 16, 2019
Surgical Smoke Evacuation Guidelines from Hospitals and Surgery Centers are sweeping the nation. How do these policies relate to OSHA Hazard Controls?
March 29, 2019
Surgical Smoke is a danger to the occupational health and safety of perioperative professionals.