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Kay Ball, PhD, RN, CNOR FAAN

Associate Professor
Department of

p/ 614.823.1213
e/ KBall@otterbein.edu
Office: Roush Hall 439A


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

Research & Teaching Interests

  • Compliance with surgical smoke evacuation recommendations
  • perioperative nursing
  • legislative activities


  • 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.

Affiliations & Awards

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

Personal Biography

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Office Hours

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