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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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Call to tackle toxic surgery smoke risk for doctors, nurses, patients

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

Categories: Aesthetics, Cardiothoracic, Dentistry, Dermatology, Drills, Electrosurgery, ENT, General, Laparoscopic, OB/GYN, Orthopedic, Smoke, Urology, Veterinary

Article discusses a surgeons concerns regarding exposure to surgical smoke in New Zwaland 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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Health Risk Assessment of VOCs from Surgical Smoke

Shaohua She, Gang Lu, Wah Yang, Mianwei Hong, and Lingfei Zhu; Creative Commons CC; 7/2017

Categories: Aesthetics, Cardiothoracic, Dermatology, Drills, Electrosurgery, ENT, General, Laparoscopic, Laser, Orthopedic, Plastic, Plume, Reamers, Saws, Smoke, Urology, Veterinary

The authors conduct a health risk analysis based on exposure to surgical smoke and length of exposure. They found an increased risk of cancer based on the quantity of benzene and formaldehyde found in surgical smoke. They recommend the use of a high flow…

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Health Risk Assessment of VOCs from Surgical Smoke

Shaohua She, Gang Lu, Wah Yang, Mianwei Hong, and Lingfei Zhu; Creative Commons CC; 7/2017

Categories: a, Aesthetics, Cardiothoracic, Dermatology, General, Laparoscopic, Laser, Plastic, Reamers, Saws, Veterinary

The authors conduct a health risk analysis based on exposure to surgical smoke and length of exposure. They found an increased risk of cancer based on the quantity of benzene and formaldehyde found in surgical smoke. They recommend the use of a high flow…

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

Arzu Ilce, Ganime Esra, Yuzden, Meryem Yavuz van Giersbergen; Journal of Clinical Nursing; 1/2018

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