June 14, 2021

What’s the Worst Thing about Surgical Smoke?

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

What Do Surgeons and Nurses Say About Surgical Smoke Plume

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

Start Your Surgical Smoke Plume Evacuation Process Today with Saf-T-Vac

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 [...]
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August 26, 2019

3 Innovations in Healthcare Made by Surgery Nurses

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. [...]
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July 9, 2019

3 Signs of Burnout and What to do About It

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 [...]
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