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8 2 • 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 7 F rom direct heat burns and sur- gical fires to internal injuries and noxious fumes, a lot can go wrong during electrosurgery — especially if you don't fully under- stand the power you're holding. "There are certain scenarios that everyone should be aware of to help reduce the risk of an adverse event," says Thomas Robinson, MD, MS, FACS, professor of surgery at the University of Colorado School of Medicine in Aurora, Colo., and co-chair of SAGES' FUSE (Fundamental Use of Surgical Energy) pro- gram. Test your OR team's knowledge of electrosurgical risks with this 7-question quiz. SURGICAL ERRORS Can You Pass Our Electrosurgery Quiz? Find out how much your surgeons and staff know about the science of surgical energy. Kendal Gapinski Contributing Editor • ENERGY-BASED DEVICES Many surgeons and staffers don't fully understand surgical energy science. Pamela Bevelhymer, RN, BSN, CNOR

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