Ascension Macomb-Oakland, Warren Campus

Spring 2022

Go Clear Award

Surgical smoke is the by-product of using energy-generating devices (e.g., electrosurgery units, lasers, ultrasonic devices, powered surgical instruments [e.g., orthopedic saws]). Last month, during the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) Global Surgical Conference in New Orleans, Ascension Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Warren Campus received the AORN Go Clear AwardTM - Gold Level. The award recognizes healthcare facilities committed to a surgical smoke-free environment for their perioperative team and patients. Besides needing to eliminate 100% of surgical smoke in the operating room, the entire surgical team had to undergo training and pass a test with almost perfect scores.

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