Prevention and Management of Operating Room Fires
The Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation offers this free 18-minute video. The video promotes best practices to preventing a fire in the operating room (OR), including controlling oxygen concentration levels at or near the surgical site, and extrapolates OR fire statistics based in part on analysis of events reported to the Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority.
Preventing Surgical Fires Initiative
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s surgical fire prevention initiative is a collaborative effort between the clinical community and patient safety organizations to encourage safe practices and to develop interventions.