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Electrosurgery Safety Made Easy
A little knowledge goes a long way in preventing incidents and injuries in the OR.
Jared Bilski | Managing Editor
Publish Date: October 20, 2022   |  Tags:   Patient Safety Staff Training and Education
Smoke
WHERE THERE'S SMOKE Staff must understand the fire risk present with energy devices, which serve as a common ignition source in the fire triangle.   |   Pamela Bevelhymer

Sound electrosurgical safety practices often come down to preventing complacency from setting in among the staff who use these high-powered devices to cut and coagulate tissue during countless surgical procedures. Unfortunately, the most powerful weapon available to prevent a false sense of comfort and laxity is usually what’s lacking most: A fundamental understanding of how electrosurgery technology works.

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