Fire Safety Tool Kit


The AORN Fire Safety Tool Kit contains tools and resources to help perioperative personnel promote fire safety, plan effective response strategies, and develop department-specific evidence-based policies and procedures to protect perioperative patients and team members.

Recognition of Task Force/Committee/AORN Nurse

Compiled by Renae Wright, DNP, RN, CNOR, Perioperative Practice Specialist at AORN and lead author of the Guideline for a Safe Environment of Care


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Fire Safety Overview

Perioperative team members will have increased knowledge regarding the appropriate actions to take to prevent and extinguish an operating room (OR)/procedural fire; protect patients, personnel, and the environment; and decrease the risk of perioperative fire.

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After reading and assimilating this material, the participant will be able to:

  • identify preventive fire measures in the perioperative environment;
  • identify types of fires;
  • discuss the steps to extinguish a fire in the perioperative setting;
  • describe how to smother a fire, and
  • identify appropriate evacuation routes in the perioperative setting


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