Surgical Services - Controlling Exposure to Surgical Plume Procedure - Geraldton and Carnarvon Hospitals

Name/Title

Surgical Services - Controlling Exposure to Surgical Plume Procedure - Geraldton and Carnarvon Hospitals (PDF)

Document ID

TS4KSNFPVEZQ-210-6124

Current from

27/06/2017

Coverage

Carnarvon Hospital, Geraldton Hospital

Policy Type

Procedure

Summary

Surgical plume presents a potential hazard to all staff who are present within the operating room when energy-based devices are operating and releasing plume into the environment. All theatre staff must be familiar with the smoke evacuation equipment; Smoke collection devices and high filtration masks for high risk procedures.

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