Clinical ArticleReduction of Surgical Smoke in the Operating Room Application of the EvidenceTagle, Melissa MSN, RN, CNOR, CSSMAuthor Information Melissa Tagle, MSN, RN, CNOR, CSSM Service Unit Department Manager, Eye Services, Kaiser Permanente South Sacramento, Sacramento, CA. The author declares no conflict of interest. Correspondence: Melissa Tagle, MSN, RN, CNOR, CSSM, Kaiser Permanente South Sacramento Medical Center, Sacramento, CA. E-mail: [email protected] Journal of Pediatric Surgical Nursing: 4/6 2020 - Volume 9 - Issue 2 - p 49-51 doi: 10.1097/JPS.0000000000000244 Buy Metrics Abstract In the operating room, the surgical team faces a wide range of occupational hazards, one of which is the exposure to surgical smoke. The team is regularly exposed to surgical smoke that is generated by the thermal destruction of tissue from the use of electrocautery or heat-generating devices. There has been a growing interest in the potential health hazard that exposure to surgical smoke poses, subsequently generating the need for a more robust safety practice by the surgical team. The necessity to gather evidence to support the implementation of strategies that promote adoption of a smoke-free operating room is the aim of this research. Exposure to surgical fumes can potentially have a detrimental impact on an individual's personal and professional life; thus, it is important to take measures to reduce the risk. Copyright © 2020 American Pediatric Surgical Nursing Association, Inc.