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The Pathway to Electrosurgical Patient Safety

Sponsored by Conmed Canada & ACCES

Webinar Date: 2009-09-09

The purpose of this seminar is to provide biomed, nurses and other surgical team members information on patient safety during electrosurgical procedures. Fundamental principles of electricity and electrosurgery are addressed and guide the discussion towards the significance of creating a safe surgical environment and how to prevent potential hazards. Learning objectives include:

  • Describe the basics of electricity
  • Define scientific terminology that governs the use of electricity in surgery
  • Discuss principles of electrosurgery
  • Compare and contrast active electrodes, dispersive pads, and electrosurgical generators
  • Describe imperative safety measures when providing patient care during electrosurgical procedures
  • Identify key factors to be considered when using electrosurgical medical devices