To find out more about the “Preventing Surgical Fires” initiative or to get involved, contact the Safe Use Initiative .
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
American Academy of Physician Assistants
American Association of Nurse Anesthetists
American Association of Surgical Physician Assistants
American College of Surgeons
American Society for Healthcare Risk Management
American Society of Anesthesiologists
ASA assembled a task force to study operating room fires and make recommendations on what to do both to prevent fires in the operating room and prepare for those very rare cases when they occur. ASA continues to share our recommendations with health care providers and to educate patients about this issue.
American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses
Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation
Association of periOperative Registered Nurses
Association of Surgical Technologists
Children's Hospital - Boston
Christiana Care Health System
Christiana Care Health System has been at the forefront of identifying the issue of surgical fires and implementing measures to prevent fires in the operating room. Standardized fire safety protocols, the development and implementation of novel technologies and comprehensive team training have been instrumental in creating an environment of open communication and safety awareness within the operating room. By integrating fire safety assessments as standard protocol within Christiana Care, we have eliminated the occurrence of surgical fires. Just as importantly, we have created a learning culture in our clinical practice where medical safety issues can be identified and openly addressed.
Council on Surgical and Perioperative Safety
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Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Fairview Health Services
Institute for Safe Medication Practices
Medical Product Safety Network
National Fire Protection Association
Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority
Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons
The Joint Commission
Veteran Affairs’ National Center for Patient Safety