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March 2019 Event

Healthcare Materials Management Society of NJ


is proud to present


Understanding Surgical Smoke Plume


March 13, 2019 5pm - 8pm

At the Holiday Inn in Clark, NJ

Thank you to the provider of today's speaker:



About This Program


Understanding Surgical Smoke Plume discusses surgical smoke, options for its evacuation, and ways that perioperative nurses can limit the amount of smoke in the operating room.  This seminar will describe the contents of surgical smoke as well as discussing the different smoke evacuation practices needed during open and laparoscopic procedures.  The main focus is staff and patient considerations during surgical procedures.  Participants will be encouraged to discuss their hospitals' specific policies and procedures related to smoke evaluation.


From this session you will learn:

  • The contents of surgical smoke
  • Guidelines and how they are driving compliance to surgical smoke evacuation
  • Necessary smoke evacuation equipment and recommended surgical practices
  • Benefits of implementing a smoke evacuation program 

Who Should Attend: EVERYONE!  Directors of Materials Management, Supply Chain/Resource Managers, Infection Control Practitioners, O.R. Managers/Staff, Support Services Management, Environmental Services, and Corporate VP of Supply Chain Management.


About the Speaker


Beth Fritz, Regional Sales Specialist, Ethicon



Beth Fritz is a Regional Sales Specialist with Ethicon. She is an experienced, 14-year veteran of surgical smoke evacuation practices, having worked as a Regional Manager with Megadyne, which was acquired by Ethicon in 2017. Beth consults and advises on the best practices of core energy and surgical smoke evacuation. Beth is a member of Ethicon's Mid-Atlantic leadership team and resides in the Philadelphia area.


Agenda & Location


  • Registration & Appetizers 5:00-5:50pm
  • Welcome                        5:50-6:00pm
    • Steve Faup, President HMMS-NJ
  • Education Session           6:00-7:00pm
  • Dinner and Adjournment  7:00-8:00pm


The Holiday Inn at Clark

36 Valley Road

Clark, NJ 07066

Phone: 732-574-0100



From Garden State Parkway South: Garden St Pkwy to exit 135, stay straight to the traffic light and into the traffic circle. At your second exit make a right and the hotel is on the left.



From Garden State Parkway North: Parkway to exit 135, go straight to the second traffic light and make a left. Go through the next light and take the second exit to the right. The hotel will be on the left (Valley Road).




There will be no charge for HMMS-NJ members who attend: however, you still must register for this program.

  • E-mail registration to Stephanie Leon at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Non-Members Fee is $40.00 and payable at the door
    • Questions on your membership status?  Contact Janice Jason at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Please include names, titles, and e-mail addresses of those registering as well as the facility name, your direct phone number, and how many in your party will stay for dinner.


*Note*:    If you are unable to attend once you've registered, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. as soon as possible since all meals are paid for in advance. Your consideration is greatly appreciated.


Continuing Education Units (CEUs): Credits will be applied for by HMMS-NJ and be sent to all attendees requesting them.


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