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​ECRI Institute estimates around 90-100 surgical fires occur each year in the United States. ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Surgical fires,​ though rare, can have devastating consequences for patients, staff, and the reputation of the healthcare facility.​

ECRI Institute’s world-class surgical fire prevention experts offer personalized s​ervices to help you learn how fires can be prevented, how to handle them if they occur, the practices recommended for prevention, and how to establish a strategy for investigating these occurrences.​ These services include an in-depth review of the surgical fire prevention procedures, hidden vulnerabilities, and assessment of equipment commonly associated with surgical fires. Confidential reports outline ​key findings of the assessment and in-depth recommendations.​​

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Your Best Defense​ Against Surgical Fire Occurrence

We can help your organization prevent surgical fires​. Our services are undertaken in strict confidence within the limits of ethical and legal confidentiality principles. For more information, call: (610) 825-6000, ext. 5473 or email accidents@ecri.org.