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Smoke evacuation

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by Mr. & Mrs. RN Mr. & Mrs. RN (New Member) New Member

Mr. & Mrs. RN has 9 years experience and works as a OR Circulator.

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I hate surgical smoke, but no one uses a smoke evacuator :p. Do you use one in your OR? Pluses and minuses?

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Rose_Queen is a BSN, MSN, RN and works as a Staff nurse educator.

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The only time we use a smoke evacuator is laser cases involving condylomata. Some people will use the regular suction on the smoke, but it's not like that really does anything.

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