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Call to Tackle Toxic Surgery Smoke Risk for Doctors, Nurses, Patients

John Weekes; Stuff.co.nz; 5/2016

Categories: Aesthetics, Cardiothoracic, Dentistry, Dermatology, Drills, ENT, General, Laparoscopic, Laser, OB/GYN, Orthopedic, Plastic, Plume, Reamers, Saws, Veterinary

Surgeons, nurses and patients are being exposed to toxic surgical smoke from burnt body parts, and health staff want new safety measures to combat the risks in New Zealand hospitals.

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Comparison of Current and Past Surgical Smoke Control Practices

Ben E. Edwards, MS, CLSO, RRPT, CHP, CMLSO; Robert E. Reiman, MSPH, MD; AORN Journal,; 3/2012

Categories: Aesthetics, Cardiothoracic, Dentistry, Dermatology, Drills, ENT, Laparoscopic, Laser, OB/GYN, Orthopedic, Plastic, Plume, Veterinary

This is the result of a survey conducted by the authors regarding various surgical smoke control practices throughout the United States. The results showed a variety of Local Exhaust Ventilation, Suction and respiratory protection measures.

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The Examination of Problems Experienced by Nurses and Doctors Associated with Exposure to Surgical Smoke and the Necessary Precautions

The Examination of Problems Experienced by Nurses and Doctors Associated with Exposure to Surgical Smoke and the Necessary Precautions; Journal of Clinical Nursing; 7/2016

Categories: Aesthetics, Cardiothoracic, Dermatology, ENT, General, OB/GYN, Orthopedic, Plastic, Veterinary

This article researches the problems experienced by the nurses and doctors as a result of exposure to surgical smoke included: headache, watering of the eyes, cough, sore throat, bad odors absorbed in the hair, and nausea; then drowsiness, dizziness,…

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Viral Disease Transmitted by Laser-Generated Plume (Aerosol)

Jerome M. Garden, MD; M.Kerry O'Banion, MD; PhD, Abnoeal D. Bakus, PhD; Carl Olson, DVM, PhD; Archives of Dermatology, Vol 138; 10/2002

Categories: Dermatology, Plastic, Veterinary

Laser plume has been shown, for the first time to our knowledge, to actually transmit disease. Strict cars must be maintained by the laser practitioner to minimize potential health risks, especially when treating viral-induced lesions or patients with…

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