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Surgical Technologist: Operating Room Hazards

Library and web resources for Surgical Technologist students.

About this page

This page offers books and weblinks to information on hazards in the operating room.

Need help?

If you're not sure what you need, or how to begin, come in to RTC Library, call us at (425) 235-2331, or email us at librarian@RTC.edu. We'll be glad to help.

Web Sites on Surgery and Safety

This is a sampling of websites dealing with occupational hazards in operating rooms.  For more, go to Google and type in a description of your chosen hazard (for example, "surgical smoke").

Journal Articles on Surgery and Safety

This is a sampling of articles dealing with occupational hazards in operating rooms.  For more, go to the RTC library home page, choose Online Databases, CINAHL With Full Text, and type in a description of your chosen hazard.

Gilmore, G.K. (2001). IC advances decrease patient and staff risk. Nursing Management, 31, 12, 54-47.

Norris, J. (1994). Fire safety in the operating room. AANA Journal, 62(4), 342-345. Retrieved from CINAHL with Full Text database.

Scott, E., Beswick, A., & Wakefield, K. (2004). The hazards of diathermy plume: part 1: the literature search. British Journal of Perioperative Nursing, 14(9), 409-414. Retrieved from CINAHL with Full Text database.

Taylor, D. (2006). Home study program. Bloodborne pathogen exposure in the OR -- what research has taught us and where we need to go. AORN Journal, 83(4), 833. Retrieved from CINAHL with Full Text database.