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OR Excellence 2019 Awards - Outpatient Surgery Magazine - September 2019

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7 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 • S E P T E M B E R 2 0 1 9 B aptist Hospital in Miami, Fla., this year's winner of the 2019 OR Excellence Award for Employee Safety, is well on its way to clearing the OR air of surgical smoke thanks to the efforts of several nurses in train- ing. "A group of nursing residents conducted an evidence-based project on how working in a smoke-free health system would protect our staff," says Rachel Evers, MSN, RN, CNOR, Baptist Hospital's director EMPLOYEE SAFETY Banding Together to Breathe Easier Nurses at Baptist Hospital took the lead in eliminating surgical smoke from the ORs. Adam Taylor | Senior Associate Editor • RESEARCH TEAM Nursing residents presented the health benefits of using smoke evacuators during plume-producing proce- dures. Rachel Evers, MSN, RN, CNOR

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