Prevention and Mitigation

It is imperative for the entire surgical team to participate in surgical fire risk identification and mitigation. Resources are provided focusing on risk identification and mitigation strategies.

  • Webinar


    Surgical Fire Prevention Webinar

    This 2019 webinar raises awareness of potential hazards that lead to surgical fires. Director of Patient Safety Caroline Stegeman discusses best practices and prevention tools that can be implemented to reduce surgical fire risks.

    TAGS: Potential, Hazards, Quality, Safety, Patient, Practices, Surgical, Fire, Prevention

  • Webinar Slides

    Webinar Slides

    Surgical Fire Prevention Presentation

    Click to view the presentation slides used in the Surgical Fire Prevention webinar.

    TAGS: Safety, Patient, Risk

  • Guidelines/Recommendations


    TJC Sentinel Event Alert: Preventing Surgical Fires

    The Joint Commission (TJC) discusses the identified root causes of surgical fires. The sentinel alert also examines surgical fire risk reduction strategies and prevention recommendations.

    TAGS: Joint, Commission, TJC, Sentinel, Alert, Risk, Reduction, Surgical, Fires, Preventing, Strategies

  • Articles


    FDA Recommendations to Reduce Surgical Fires and Related Patient Injury

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recommends these best practices to reduce the risk of fires occurring during surgical procedures.

  • Assessment tools

    Assessment tools

    AORN: How to Plan an OR Fire Drill

    Planning and conducting an OR fire drill is essential for the safety of patients, staff and physicians. This Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN)-produced resource provides instructions to assist surgical staff members in planning and conducting OR fire drills.

    TAGS: AORN, Conducting, Fire, Drill, Registered, Nurse, Instructions, Surgical, Prevention, Planning, Physicians

  • Assessment tools

    Assessment tools

    AORN: Fire Drill Scenarios

    The Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) discusses 12 different fire drill scenarios that may be used for conducting fire drills in the surgical area.

    TAGS: AORN, Nurse, Registered, Fire, Drill, Surgical

  • Evaluation tools

    Evaluation tools

    AORN: Fire Drill Evaluation Tool

    Evaluations should follow all fire drills to document improvement and safety. The Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) provides a useful fire drill evaluation tool for use by healthcare facilities.

    TAGS: Fire, Drill, AORN, Nurse, Registered, Tools, Healthcare, Association

  • Articles


    Surgical Fire Prevention: A Review

    The article discusses surgical fire prevention and measures to mitigate risks.