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Dr. Kay Ball

Department of Nursing

Visiting Assistant Professor

Virginia Commonwealth Universty, PhD, 2009;
Central Michigan University, MSA, 1987
Otterbein University, BSN, 1983
Columbus State Community College, ADN,1974.

Research and Teaching Interests

Compliance with surgical smoke evacuation recommendations.

Professional Affiliations and Awards

March 1982 Resolution authored by the American College of Osteopathic Surgeons recognized Kay Ball’s pioneering efforts.


Ball, K, Endoscopic Surgery, 1997, St. Louis, C. V. Mosby, Inc.
Ball, K, Lasers in the OR, 1988, Thorofare, NJ, SLACK, Inc.
Ball, K, Lasers: The Perioperative Challenge, 3rd edition, 2004, Denver, AORN, Inc. (also author of 1st and 2nd editions)
Ball, K, “Surgical modalities,” in: Alexander's Care of the Patient in Surgery, 14th ed., 2011, Rothrock, J, (ed), St. Louis, C. V. Mosby, Inc. (have written this chapter for 9th - 14th editions). Ball, K, “Transition into PACU from OR,” in: The Post Anesthesia Care Unit, 4th ed, 2007, Cecil Drain & Jan Odom-Forren (eds), Philadelphia, WB Saunders. Ball, K, “Hazards from Surgical Smoke: Decreasing Your Risk,” in Perioperative Safety, 2010, Donna Watson (ed), St. Louis, Mosby Elsevier. Author of over 100 articles and editorials.

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