361 Results for Staff Safety

Focus on the Fundamentals Of Radiation Safety; Understanding the principles of time, distance and shielding will limit your team's exposure risks.

Surgeons come in all shapes, sizes and sexes with individual ergonomic needs. Those instruments designed for the burly 6-foot-6 surgeon who played middle linebacker...

Baptist Hospital in Miami, Fla., this year’s winner of the 2019 OR Excellence Award for Employee Safety, is well on its way to clearing the OR air of surgical smoke thanks...

Jennifer Pennock is AORN's senior manager of government affairs, though lately a better title for her might be senior manager of smoke evacuation legislation efforts....

I've conducted more than 1,000 fire drills at surgery centers. OR staff make the same 4 mistakes when trying to extinguish a simulated fire. These simple errors...

You make every effort to ensure your patients’ comfort for the few hours that they pass through your facility, but what about your surgeons and staff? Like gladiators,...

Surgeons have a love-loathe relationship with safety scalpels. On the one hand, more surgeons are using scalpels with retractable or otherwise protected blades...

If you've worked in an OR, you know the horror stories about surgical smoke. It could be the surgeon who never touched a cigarette suddenly developing lung cancer, the nurse...

Of the safety measures surgeons tend to turn their masks up at, double gloving ranks up there with safety sharps and smoke evacuation. But surgeons have loosened...

Your entire self-worth is wrapped up in your job. You always feel on the brink of physical or mental collapse. And of course, you keep these feelings bottled up inside....

Julie Greenhalgh, RN, BSN, CNOR, began her career in the OR in 1975. After 42 years of inhaling surgical smoke, her lungs couldn’t take it anymore. She left the OR a couple years ago for the smoke-free sanctuary of office-based surgery...

Self-Care: 8 Steps to Make Self-Care Part of Your Routine; Simple practices to keep yourself on your priority list.

Safety: My Personal Plea to Ban Surgical Smoke; Don't wait for lawmakers to make your ORs smoke-free.

5 Steps to Smoke-Free Surgery; Your staff will breathe a collective sigh of relief when you clear the OR air of harmful contaminants.

Keep Fluid Off the Floor; A look at automated collection and disposal options that will keep your staff safe.

Employee Safety: An Exhaustive 3-year Quest for 12 Smoke-Free ORs; Northwest Hospital is the first hospital in Maryland to be completely smoke-free.

When Will Your State Outlaw Surgical Smoke? Last month, Rhode Island passed the first state law mandating surgical smoke evacuation. It could help clear the air in ORs across the country.

The Ergonomics of Sharps Safety; Small adjustments to posture and positioning in the OR cut down on injuries from suture needles and scalpels.

Taking Their Last Breath; What if frontline staff demanded smoke-free ORs?

Surgical Smoke Nearly Killed Me. An orthopedic surgeon who needed a double lung transplant is on a crusade to warn others about the dangers of plume.

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