April 19, 2021

The Joint Commission’s safety alert supports removal of surgical smoke

By: Judith M. Mathias, MA, RN

Surgical smoke is a complex issue that has not gained a lot of traction over the years. Legislation to mandate smoke evacuation was introduced more than 20 years ago, but the first law wasn’t passed until 2018, and only three US states thus far have enacted legislation.…

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