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Surgical Smoke Nearly Killed Me - Outpatient Surgery Magazine - February 2018

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7 6 • O U T PA T I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E • F E B R U A R U Y 2 0 1 8 F rom manually dumping open canisters of blood and body flu- ids down the drain to high-tech suction units that dock directly to a drain, there's a fluid waste disposal option that's perfect for every OR. Weighing Your Fluid Waste Disposal Options Are you using the best method for your facility? • FLUID DISPOSAL Getting rid of infectious waste quickly and effectively can make your OR run more efficiently and safely. Pamela Bevelhymer, RN, BSN, CNOR Outpatient Surgery Editors Question is, which is the best for your facil- ity? Here are the most popular options you might want to consid- er. Manually dump- ing suction can- isters Many facilities still manually transport filled suction canis- ters from the field to a utility sink and pour the contents down the drain, leading to a municipal sewer sys- tem that treats waste. It's simple, low-tech and inexpensive. And, if your facility han- dles mostly low-fluid volume procedures and your state and local laws allow it, it's even better.

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