North Carolina surgery center wins surgical smoke-related award — 3 insights

The Association of periOperative Registered Nurses awarded Cone Health MedCenter Mebane (N.C.) Surgery Center its Go Clear Award for its work around eliminating surgical smoke, the Mebane Enterprise reports.

What you should know:

1. AORN recognizes practices that use lasers or electrosurgery devices during surgery to eliminate surgery smoke.

2. The Mebane surgery center is the second center in the state to earn the recognition.

3. The surgery center educated its staff on the dangers of surgical smoke and uses equipment to remove surgical smoke during smoke-generating procedures.

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