Results of a survey on current surgical smoke control practices.

Journal Article

Researchers at Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, conducted a simple, web-based survey of AORN members to evaluate surgical smoke control practices. Survey respondents from various medical specialties and facilities throughout North America indicated their facilities' level of compliance with established surgical smoke control measures. Survey results indicate that many facilities have not implemented best practices for protecting patients and health care workers from surgical smoke hazards, especially smoke created during electrosurgical, electrocautery, and diathermy procedures.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Edwards, BE; Reiman, RE

Published Date

  • April 2008

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 87 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 739 - 749

PubMed ID

  • 18395019

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0001-2092

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.aorn.2007.11.001


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States