OR Surgical Fire Training
Now more than ever, OR fire safety is a priority in organizations across the country. It's no surprise, with an average of 2 surgical fires happening per week nationally, organizations are rallying to make OR fires a thing of the past. Make OR safety a high priority in your facility. Don't risk, citations from the Joint Commission, CMS, and most importantly, the safety of your patients.
Manage your risk today
The easiest way to reduce the risks of operating room fires is to educate staff. To help you, we've developed the most realistic and effective fire training video: OR Surgical Fire Training: How to prevent and respond to surgical fires.
The most realistic fire training video!
Filmed at the Center for Medical Simulation (CMS) in Cambridge, MA—with leading experts including: Dan Raemer, Ph D. Associate Professor of Anaesthesia at Harvard Medical School, Robert Simon, Ed.D., CPE, Education Director at CMS, and leading healthcare fire prevention expert Scott Aronson of Russell Phillips and Associates, LLC, www.phillipsllc.com—this 20-minute video offers cutting-edge information and best practices to keep surgical fires from happening in your facility.
You'll benefit from real fire demonstrations that show you and your staff how to suppress different types of fires, conduct exercises to ensure continuous OR fire readiness, and incorporate OR fire safety methods into existing OR processes.
We break down the prevention and management of OR fires into 4 key areas so your surgical team knows exactly what to address in the event of a fire:
- Prevention –Identify root causes of OR fires
FACT: Oxidizers account for 74% of surgical fires.
- Managing the 3 elements of the fire triangle—heat, fuel, and oxidizer
- Technique for handling heat sources
- Proper application of prep solutions
- Verbalizing oxygen concentration
- Reduce fire risk with appropriate draping
- Suppression – Critical steps to contain fire once ignited
FACT: The first 2-3 seconds can dictate the severity of injury to your patient.
- Immediate action: 2 key elements
- 4 steps to suppress drape fires
- Critical techniques to extinguish fires in or on the patient
- Review potential uses of fire extinguisher's in the OR
- Evacuation – Last resort
- Understand how to build and improve upon existing OR fire evacuation plans
- Communication – Tips for effective interdisciplinary communication
Wait there's more!
After benefiting from the expert advice and answers provided in the video, there's still more. You also receive 50 tear-off sheets of helpful tips designed to reinforce the training presented in the video and enable you to better your surgical fire efforts right away.