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Surgical Smoke Resources

ZIP Pen's new approach to surgical smoke evacuation enables healthcare facilities to provide a healthier, fresher work environment for employees while meeting the safety recommendations of key industry associations that recognize surgical smoke as a potential workplace hazard.
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Controlling Surgical Smoke: A Team Approach, Author: Kay Ball, RN, BSN, MSA, PhD(c), CNOR, FAAN

"Using a smoke evacuator that is designed for use during laparoscopy is one of the best methods to successfully remove surgical smoke during the procedure."

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NIOSH Study Finds Healthcare Workers’ Exposure to Surgical Smoke Still Common: CDC.gov

"Healthcare workers continue to be exposed to hazardous surgical smoke despite the existence of evidence-based practices and recommended controls available to protect them"

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Smoke Plume: OSHA.gov

"Smoke plume may contain toxic gases and vapors such as benzene, hydrogen cyanide, and formaldehyde, bioaerosols, dead and live cellular material (including blood fragments), and viruses." OSHA

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Control of Smoke From Laser/Electric Surgical Procedures: CDC.gov

"Research studies have confirmed that this smoke plume can contain toxic gases and vapors such as benzene, hydrogen cyanide, and formaldehyde, bioaerosols, dead and live cellular material (including blood fragments), and viruses."

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Laser/Electrosurgery Plume: OSHA.gov

"Surgical plumes have contents similar to other smoke plumes, including carbon monoxide, polyaromatic hydrocarbons, and a variety of trace toxic gases."

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NIOSH Hazard Controls HC11 - Control of Smoke from Laser/Electric Surgical Procedures: CDC.gov

"Eye and lung irritation has been reported among health care workers exposed to these plumes during surgical procedures. Visual problems are also created for the surgeon."

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Secondhand Smoke in the Operating Room? Precautionary Practices Lacking for Surgical Smoke: American Journal of Industrial Medicine

"Consensus organizations, government bodies, and healthcare organization guidelines recommend that surgical smoke be evacuated at the source by local exhaust ventilation"

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Ethicon Announces Acquisition of Megadyne Medical Products, Inc.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Ann Leibson aleibso@its.jnj.com Jason Valmore Investor Relations jvalmor@its.jnj.com Ethicon Announces Acquisition of Megadyne Medical Products, Inc. Co...
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Megadyne Medical Named Utah’s Most Innovative PR & Marketing Team 2016
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