Course 631 - Healthcare: Surgical Suite Safety

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Modules: 3
Hours: 3
Sectors: Healthcare

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Course 631 Healthcare: Surgical Suite Safety

Key Topics

  • Dangerous Waste Gases
  • Bloodborne Pathogens
  • Sharps Injuries
  • Latex Allergies
  • Static and Awkward Postures
  • Compressed Gases
  • Smoke Plume
  • Decontamination Procedures
  • Hazardous Chemicals
  • Equipment Hazards
  • Ergonomic Hazards
  • Slips, Trips, and Falls
  • Medical Laser Classifications

Target Audience

  • Employee

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)




Doctors and nurses who work in the surgical suite have to deal with several different types of hazards, including waste gases and hazardous chemicals.

This course is geared towards the employee and will provide some possible solutions to protect you against the various hazards that are present in a surgical suite.

Once you complete this course, you will have knowledge of the following components:

  • dangerous waste gases
  • sharps injuries
  • static and awkward postures
  • smoke plume
  • hazardous chemicals
  • medical laser classifications


To begin your training, click on the module links below. If you are just starting this course, you should start with module 1.

  1. Surgical Suite Hazards
  2. Other Hazards
  3. Laser Usage in a Surgical Suite

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1. Occupational Safety and Health Administration. (2014). Use of Medical Lasers. Retrieved from:

2. Occupational Safety and Health Administration. (2014a). Latex Allergy. Retrieved from:

3. Occupational Safety and Health Administration. (2014b). Waste Anesthetic Gases. Retrieved from:

4. Occupational Safety and Health Administration. (2014c). Surgical Suite. Retrieved from: