In the ever-evolving landscape of modern medicine, surgical procedures have become increasingly complex and reliant on energy-based devices, leading to the ubiquitous presence of surgical smoke in ORs. This phenomenon, while a byproduct of technological advancement, poses significant concerns regarding the health and safety of OR personnel, including surgeons, nurses, anesthesiologists, surgical technicians, and ancillary staff. This paper presents a meticulous examination of the multifaceted impacts of surgical smoke, emphasizing the urgency for comprehensive intervention and systemic change.
Date of publication
MSN Capstone Project
Masters in Nursing Administration
Flores, Karla, "Perceptions and Awareness of Operating Room Staff Regarding Surgical Smoke: Implications for Safety and Health" (2023). MSN Capstone Projects. Paper 298.