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Special Outpatient Surgery Edition - OR Excellence Program Preview - June 2019

Outpatient Surgery Magazine, providing current information on Surgical Services, Surgical Facility Administration, Outpatient Surgery News and Trends, OR Excellence and more.

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T he push for smoke-free ORs continues to gain momentum. Rhode Island passed a law in June 2018 requiring all hospitals and freestanding ambulatory surgi- cal facilities to adopt smoke evacuation sys- tems in ORs during plume-producing proce- dures. Last April, Colorado passed a law ban- ning surgical smoke, and nurses across the country are wondering how they can lobby local lawmakers to pass similar legislation in their states. At OR Excellence, 3 experts in advocating for mandatory smoke evacuation legislation will lead a panel discussion on how to keep building momentum at the grassroots level for clearing the air in all ORs. • Shape the message. Talk to your team about the commonsense importance of rid- ding ORs of smoke. "It's kind of crazy that we don't expect pilots and flight attendants, or bartenders and waitresses, to work in a smoky environment, yet we don't have a problem with the people who are in 2 0 • O U T PA T I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E • J U N E 2 0 1 9 Join the Surgical Smoke Evacuation Movement • Jennifer Pennock has nearly 20 years of experi- ence working in govern- ment affairs and lobbying in the health policy arena. • Melony Prince, BSN, RN, CNOR, is 1 of 12 nurses to receive the 2019 Nightingale Luminary Award from the Colorado Nurses Foundation. • Janelle Casanave, RN, is part of the team at Kaiser Permanente San Jose that has earned Gold status from the AORN Go Clear Program. Speaker Profile Jennifer Pennock AORN | Denver, Colo. Melony Prince, BSN, RN, CNOR Littleton (Colo.) Adventist Hospital Janelle Casanave, RN Kaiser Permanente | San Jose, Calif.

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