Surgical Staff Resources

Staff members should be aware of things that contribute to surgical fires and how to implement fire prevention strategies. Resources in this section are recommended as staff educational materials to help prepare staff to help reduce the potential of surgical fires.

  • Flyer/Sign/Poster


    OR Fire Prevention Poster

    The Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation (APSF) provides quick tips on how to prevent surgical fires in the OR. The information can be posted in highly visible areas of the surgical suite.

    TAGS: Anesthesia, Patient, Safety, Foundation, Fires, Surgical, APSF

  • Guidelines/Recommendations


    Anesthesiology Journal: Operating Room Fires

    This 2019 article from the peer-reviewed publication Anesthesiology provides information on the three ingredients for fire, their sources in the surgical suite and expert-recommended training on rapid extinguishment of a fire.

    TAGS: 2019, Publication, Surgical, Extinguishment, Anesthesiology, Article

  • Checklists


    AORN: Duties of Perioperative Team Members in a Fire

    Each surgical area should have designated team members with defined responsibilities to fulfill if a fire occurs. This resource by the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) provides a detailed list of defined responsibilities, making it easier to designate each role.

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