Friday, May 8th 2PM EDT with Seth Hendee

Objectives:

  • Define terms used when discussing electrosurgery devices and procedures
  • Identify the different ways insulated instrumentation and devices become damaged
  • Review recommendations for insulation testing from various standards and guidelines: AORN, AAMI, AST, ISO, etc.
  • Discuss medical malpractice from electrical strays for damaged insulated instrumentation and devices
  • Describe solutions to preventing surgical burns caused by insulation failures