Clinical Societies Adopt Surgical Fire Safety Advisory: ECRI Institute Staff Contribute to Suggested Practices
May 1, 2008 | Evaluations & Guidance
The advisory provides an evidence-based foundation to better educate anesthesia providers on how to protect patients from surgical fires. It describes situations that increase the risk of fire, the elements of a fire response protocol, and ways to prevent operating room (OR) fires and reduce adverse outcomes associated with them. The advisory strongly advocates clinical education on these issues. It also includes a one-page flowchart on surgical fire prevention and management. In addition to being approved by the ASA house of delegates in October 2007, the...