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 services 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.
- Oxygen enriched burning video
- Water-Mist Fire Extinguishers Not Recommended for ORs
- ECRI Institute Recommendations for Operating Room Fire Extinguishers
- Selecting Fire Extinguishers for the Operating Room
- Emergency Procedure Extinguishing a Surgical Fire
- FDA issues guidance on how to prevent surgical fires
- Immediate Action Surgical Fire Prevention
- Prevention and Management of Operating Room Fires Video (ECRI Institute resource for the Anesthesiology Patient Safety Foundation)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.