Prevention and Management of Operating Room Fires Video
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.
Request a complimentary DVD copy of the video
On a PC
To download video, right click on DOWNLOAD link above and select “save target as” and then save the file to your computer.
On a MAC
To download video, right click on DOWNLOAD link above and select “Download Linked File as” when using Safari (“save link as” when using Firefox) and then save the file to your computer.
Video segment from the FDA Patient Safety News based on the APSF fire safety video, PREVENTION AND MANAGEMENT OF OPERATING ROOM FIRES.
Printable Posters and Visual Aids
These resources are available for you to download and print. The pdfs are high resolution and can be enlarged by your local copy shop as posters if desired.
OR Fire Prevention Flyer – 2 pages
APSF Newsletter articles on OR fire prevention and management
Winter 2012 APSF Newsletter
Surgical Fire Injuries Continue to Occur
October 2014 APSF Newsletter
Flammable Surgical Preps Require Vigilance
Winter 2011 APSF Newsletter
Q & A: Why Should I Learn About Fire Extinguishers
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.