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Activity Steps

Learning Objectives

After completing this continuing education activity you will be able to:

  1. Explain the effects of using electrosurgical devices.
  2. Outline the steps in the process described to promote and achieve the passage of a surgical plume evacuation law.
  3. Identify the authors' recommendations for working within the legislative process.

Learning Outcomes

A majority of the participants of this activity will demonstrate knowledge of the experience of two nurses who led a grassroots coalition to pass a surgical plume evacuation law, including strategies they used in the legislative process that nurses can apply to their own efforts to advocate for health policy change at the state level, by achieving a passing score on the posttest.
Price: $21.95


  • ANCC 2.0 CH
  • DC - BON 2.0 CH
  • FL - BON 2.0 CH
  • GA - BON 2.0 CH
  • NM - BON 2.0 CH
  • SC - BON 2.0 CH
  • WV - BOERN 2.0 CH

Lippincott Professional Development is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. This activity is also provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 11749. Lippincott Professional Development is also an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the District of Columbia Board of Nursing, Florida Board of Nursing, Georgia Board of Nursing, New Mexico Board of Nursing, South Carolina Board of Nursing, and West Virginia Board of Examiners for Registered Professional Nurses, #50-1223.

Test Code: AJN0224
Published: February 2024
Expires: 3/6/2026
Required Passing Score: 8/10 (80%)
Authors: Rebecca K. Vortman, DNP, RN, CNOR, NEA-BC; Penny J. Smalley, RN, CMLSO