A Roadmap for Navigating Occupational Exposures for Surgeons: A Special Consideration for the Pregnant Surgeon

Wilmina N. Landford, Talia Stewart, Mya Abousy, Ledibabari M. Ngaage, Adrienne Kambouris, Sheri Slezak

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Surgeons are exposed to occupational hazards daily. Risks include chemical, biological, and physical hazards that place providers at risk of serious harm. Departmental policies or written guides to help pregnant surgeons navigate the hospital are lacking. In response to the scarcity in the literature, the authors have summarized current guidelines and recommendations to aid surgeons in making an informed decision. In addition, the authors present a brief narrative of the impact of these exposures during pregnancy and methods of transmission and, where relevant, include specialties that are at risk of these exposures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)513-523
Number of pages11
JournalPlastic and reconstructive surgery
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 1 2021

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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