Duration: 1:15 Hour
October 6th, 2022 | 8AM PST | 10AM CST | 11AM EST | 5PM GMT
By watching this webinar, you will learn more about:
- Review the scientific evidence that validate the health and safety risks of exposure to surgical plume
- Discuss guidelines, regulations, legislation, and best practices that provide guidance on protection against surgical plume
- Discuss the steps to take to implement a successful and sustainable surgical plume management program in a healthcare facility
Who should attend: This course is designed for administrators, health and safety professionals, infection prevention/control personnel, medical, nursing, and technical leadership, and perioperative team members responsible for regulatory compliance, and those who will establish and implement policies and procedures for surgical plume management.
RN, BSN – Clinical Specialist
Respiratory, Surgical and IV Filtration
Gretchen joined Pall in 2021 as a Clinical Specialist for Pall Corporation. With a background in emergency and perioperative nursing, she provides a clinical insight for customers across Pall’s breathing, IV, and surgical smoke filtration portfolios. She holds her Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing from MCPHS University.
PhD, RN, CNOR, CMLSO, FAAN
Adjunct Professor, Nursing
Kay Ball is a Perioperative Consultant and an Adjunct Professor of Nursing at Otterbein University in Westerville, Ohio.
Kay received a PhD (Health Related Sciences) from Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA and has maintained certification as CNOR since 1981. She’s also CMLSO (Certified Medical Laser Safety Officer). In 1997, Kay was honored to be inducted as a Fellow in the prestigious American Academy of Nursing (FAAN).
Kay served as the 1992-93 President of the national Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) and the President of the AORN Foundation (2000-2001). Kay received AORN’s highest award, the Award for Excellence, in 2003, and in 2020, Kay received the AORN Jerry G. Peers Distinguished Service Award.
Kay served as the 1993 and 1994 Vice-Chair of the ANA Nursing Organization Liaison Forum that represents over 75 specialty nursing organizations. During this time, Kay worked for a 3-month assignment at the White House during the tumultuous healthcare reform activities.
Along with many articles and chapters, Kay has authored 4 editions of her book, Lasers: The Perioperative Challenge. After the 1st edition, Kay planned and assisted with the first laser surgery on a dolphin at Sea World. Kay continues to lecture worldwide on the hazards of surgical smoke exposure quoting her research from 2010 and 2022.
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