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S E P T E M B E R 2 0 1 7 • O U T PA T I E N TS U R G E R Y. N E T • 4 9 T en minutes. That's all the time Kim York, BSN, MS, RN, CNOR, CSSM, had to make her case for smoke evacua- tion to the hospital board, medical board and surgical committee at Dosher Memorial Hospital in Southport, N.C. "I had to stuff a lot of convincing information into my PowerPoint slides," she says. Among the smoke-evacuation selling points she included in her timed STAFF SAFETY Standing up for Surgical Smoke Safety The staff at Dosher Memorial Hospital banded together to protect themselves — and surgeons — from the dangers of toxic plumes. Dosher Memorial Hospital • ALL FOR ONE It took a total team effort to achieve 100% compliance with using smoke evacuators during plume-generating cases.

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