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Fire Safety Tool Kit

Recent statistics indicate the number of surgical fires reported in the U.S. is over 550 per year. This comprehensive resource will raise perioperative team members’ awareness of the inherent realities of surgical fires.  Use these proactive tools to promote fire prevention, plan effective response strategies, and develop department-specific evidence-based policies and procedures to protect perioperative patients and team members. 

Resources
  • Fire prevention slideshow 
  • Fire risk assessment tool
  • Fire safety competency tool
  • Fire drill evaluation tool
  • Perioperative roles in a fire
  • Fire prevention slideshow
  • Fire drill scenarios - ambulatory
  • Fire drill scenarios - hospital
  • How to do a fire drill
  • Video: First hand experiences with perioperative fire
  • Fire Safety Poster and References
 
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