Importance of Education

AORN is working to educate nurses on the latest facts on surgical smoke. The goal is to ensure that their members are up to date so that they will be able to make informed decisions on how best to deal with the harmful effects of inhaling smoke that they face each day.

“I think once we teach people all the negative consequences of not evacuating surgical smoke created by a laser and how easy LEV is to use, we will have more consistent use. My goal is to have 100% compliance.”

— Kay Ball (former AORN chair)