A model of pilot study to assess the risk of exposure to surgical smokes for operating room personnel

M. Frascio, M. Mascherini, P. Batistotti, K. Cortese, R. Fornaro

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Abstract

During the last decades the exposure to surgical smokes has been a long-standing concern both in open and laparoscopic surgery. The aim of this project is to assess the health risks for medical operating room (OR) personnel associated with surgical plumes derived from laparoscopic procedures. The purpose of this model is to check the correlation between the concentration of toxic elements derived from electrosurgical procedures in the operating setting air and the concentration of the same substances in urine and plasma of patients and operating staff. Moreover, it will be considered also the correlation between toxic concentration and time of exposure. The results of the study could be relevant to indicate if individual protection devices are efficacious to make the surgical procedure safe for patients and staff or if any adequacy has to be considered. Some unexpected difficulties delayed the expected results.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication8th International Workshop on Innovative Simulation for Health Care, IWISH 2019
EditorsAgostino G. Bruzzone, Marco Frascio, Francesco Longo, Vera Novak
PublisherDime University of Genoa
Pages44-48
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9788885741362
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2019
Externally publishedYes
Event8th International Workshop on Innovative Simulation for Health Care, IWISH 2019 - Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: Sep 18 2019Sep 20 2019

Publication series

Name8th International Workshop on Innovative Simulation for Health Care, IWISH 2019

Conference

Conference8th International Workshop on Innovative Simulation for Health Care, IWISH 2019
CountryPortugal
CityLisbon
Period9/18/199/20/19

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Keywords

  • Electrosurgical procedures
  • Laparoscopic procedures
  • Surgery risk
  • Surgical smoke

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Modelling and Simulation
  • Health Informatics

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Frascio, M., Mascherini, M., Batistotti, P., Cortese, K., & Fornaro, R. (2019). A model of pilot study to assess the risk of exposure to surgical smokes for operating room personnel. In A. G. Bruzzone, M. Frascio, F. Longo, & V. Novak (Eds.), 8th International Workshop on Innovative Simulation for Health Care, IWISH 2019 (pp. 44-48). (8th International Workshop on Innovative Simulation for Health Care, IWISH 2019). Dime University of Genoa.