Waste Anesthesia Gases in the Healthcare Environment: Risks and Prevention Strategies
James D. McGlothlin, MPH, PhD, CPE
College of Health and Human Sciences
John E. Moenning, DDS, MSD
Indiana Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Associates
This webinar focuses on waste anesthetic gases (WAGs), which pose a significant health hazard in the hospital setting and must be controlled to protect healthcare workers. Two experts, Drs. McGlothlin and Moenning discuss the scope of WAGs as an acute and chronic health hazard in the clinical setting and review the many health conditions associated with excess exposure to WAGs. Also discussed are the many government guidelines and other publications that outline exposure limits and offer practical solutions to the problem.
At the conclusion of this webinar participants will be able to: