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This website will act as an information hub, providing articles and white papers on the hazards of electrosurgical smoke plume and proven best practices on how to safely and effectively remove these hazards. We will provide hospital policies on the evacuation of surgical smoke and tips on how you can take the lead on generating similar policies in your own hospital. Our ask the expert section allows you to post questions to our panel of experts and our online forum gives you the opportunity to discuss smoke plume and evacuation topics with your colleagues from around the globe. We invite you to browse our website, gain knowledge, discuss emerging topics – and more importantly – Become NASTI!





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Expert Advice

Kay Ball, PhD, RN, CNOR, FAAN

Past President AORN 

You're At RISK

Surgical plume can carry dangerous bacteria and viruses, including HIV. As such, they can produce upper respiratory irritation, and have in-vitro mutagenic potential.

More than 500,000 healthcare workers are exposed to laser or electrosurgical smoke each year in North America, including surgeons, nurses, anesthesiologists, and surgical technologists. When the Smoke Evacuation System is turned on, everyone can Breathe Easy. Want to Clear the Air of Surgical Plume?

Take charge of your work environment.