Smoke Evacuation News

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June 13, 2018

RI Governor Signs Smoke Evacuation Legislation

Rhode Island perioperative nurses will breathe a little easier when the new law requiring facilities to adopt policies requiring the elimination of surgical smoke from ORs goes into effect.

May 21, 2018

AORN Members Deliver Powerful Surgical Smoke Testimony

Legislators heard moving testimony on surgical smoke in Colorado operating rooms, which peaked interest and support for requiring evacuation. While the bill did not pass this year, significant strides were made and the fight for safe workplaces continues.

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