To examine diathermy smoke evacuation practices, attitudes and awareness of this health risk among perioperative nurses and surgeons

Rachel O'Byrne -O'Reilly

Trinity College Dub

Rachel graduated from the School of Nursing and Midwifery TCD in 2011 with a B.Sc. General Nursing.Since graduation Rachel has worked as a perioperative staff nurse in Tallaght Hospital.Rachel has recently completed a M.Sc Specialist Nursing in the School of Nursing and Midwifery TCD. Her thesis focused on surgical smoke.


Background Surgical smoke presents a potentially serious occupational health hazard, shown to be as mutagenic as cigarette smoke. Although the long-term effects for healthcare professionals exposed to surgical smoke is... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Rachel O'Byrne -O'Reilly (Trinity College Dub)

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Topics: Innovations in research methodology, education or clinical practice


CE1 » Clinical Environment (10:30 - Wednesday, 9th November, Seminar Room 2.51)

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