PREVENTION AND MANAGEMENT OF OPERATING ROOM FIRES
With the assistance of ECRI Institute, APSF has produced an 18-minute long video, Prevention and Management of Operating Room Fires, which was released in February 2010. The intended audience is everyone who works in the OR during surgery.
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View the 3 minute video segment from the FDA Patient Safety News based on the APSF fire safety video, PREVENTION AND MANAGEMENT OF OPERATING ROOM FIRES
The most notable finding when cases of operating room fires are reviewed is that most if not all are preventable! This video is intended to promote the best practices known to prevent the potentially devastating complication of a fire in the operating room. Each member of the operating room care team has a role to play in preventing operating room fires. The following commentaries are intended to put the recommendations in the video into the context of current practice.