Addressing The Dangers Of ESU Laser Plume In The ER

Surgical smoke plume and laser plume are byproducts that are created when tissue and cells are vaporized during electrosurgical and laser procedures. While these methods provide immeasurable benefi t for the patients they treat, they and the healthcare workers (HCWs) who perform and facilitate the procedures in the operating room (OR) face possible risks to their own health from the smoke itself.