Shriners Hospital first in Utah to remove surgical smoke

The operating room staff at Shriners Hospitals for Children — Salt Lake City are the first in Utah to quit smoking in the operating room. Yes, you read that correctly. Traditional surgical cautery during procedures in operating rooms produce what’s known as “surgical smoke” and OSHA reports an estimated 500,000 health care workers are exposed to laser or electrosurgical smoke each year.

Shriners Hospital first in Utah to remove surgical smoke
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