Neptune 3 Waste Management System

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Neptune E-SEP Smoke Evacuation Pencil

  1. Ball, K. “Management of Surgical Smoke in the Perioperative Setting.” AORN Annual Conference Presentation.
  2. Association of Perioperative Nurses (AORN). “Position Statement on Surgical Smoke and Bio-Aerosols, and Recommended Practices for Electro-, Laser and MIS Surgery.” AORN Management of Surgical Smoke. Web. Accessed March, 2016.
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Surgical Smoke Story

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  4. Pierce, Jennifer S., et al. “Laser-Generated Air Contaminants from Medical Laser Applications: A State-of-the-Science Review of Exposure Characterization, Health Effects and Control.” Journal of Occupational Environmental Hygiene.7 (2011): 447-66.
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  9. Laser/Electrosurgery Plume, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). March, 2017.
  10. Clinician Survey, GLG Research, LiNA Medical, July 2012.
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