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6 1 S E P T E M B E R 2 0 1 4 | O U T P AT I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E O N L I N E T he hazards of surgical plume are well known, and have been for a while. So are the benefits of using smoke evacuation devices and safety experts' recommendations to do so. But at one Michigan hospital, the Staff Safety An effort to increase smoke evacuation helped this facility's staff protect itself. l CLEARING THE AIR Terri Foster, BSN, RN, CNOR (right), shows a scrub tech how to use the smoke evac- uator. Allegiance Health "The initial barriers included the bulkiness of the tool and the loud- ness of the machine in operation." S p o n s o r e d b y

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