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OR Excellence Awards - September 2018 - Subscribe to Outpatient Surgery Magazine

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S E P T E M B E R 2 0 1 8 • O U T PA T I E N T S U R G E R Y. N E T • 9 7 F rom collateral tissue damage and insulation failure to grounding burns and OR fires, a lot can go wrong with electrosurgery. And here's the thing. Your surgeons might not even be aware of the dangers of using high- frequency electrical current to cut and coagulate tissue, let alone the principles of safe electrosurgery. A good place to start? Put these 10 tips into practice today. 10 Tips for Safer Electrosurgery Use these guidelines to keep both patients and staff safe. Jaisa Olasky, MD, FACS | Cambridge, Mass. • DANGEROUS DEFECT Insulation failures aren't always this easy to see. And the smaller they are, the more tissue damage they can cause. Jaisa Olasky, MD, FACS

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