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Recommended Practices & Standards:

Canadian Standards Association (CSA)

The CSA developed and released one of the furthest reaching standards relating to the management of surgical plume.

  • CSA Z305.13-13 Plume Scavenging In Surgical, Diagnostic, Therapeutic, and Aesthetic Settings
    • This standard details a comprehensive approach to managing plume and extends its mandates to all surgical settings based on risk assessment.¬†General requirements include:
      • Facility policies and procedures shall be written in accordance with (IAW) this Standard
      • Plume shall be evacuated IAW this standard
      • If a facility employs techniques that create plume, they shall have policies that address the potential hazards

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