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Fire Safety in the Operating Room

Publication Type : Journal Article

Publisher : J Anaesth Clin Pharmacol

Source : J Anaesth Clin Pharmacol 2010;26 (suppl):6-10

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Campus : Faridabad

Year : 2010

Abstract : A fire in the operating room (OR) is a relatively rare event. However, when a fire does occur the medical outcomes may be catastrophic if a patient is injured, with severe legal and economic consequences for the surgical team and facility. Most OR fires are preventable with communication, appropriate education, and risk management [1,2]. Since these preventive measures have little cost and are nearly 100 percent effective, they are prioritized in patient safety initiatives. This topic will review causes, high-risk settings, and prevention of fires in the OR, as well as acute management of a surgical fire and the burned patient.

Cite this Research Publication : Kapoor MC. Fire Safety in the Operating Room. J Anaesth Clin Pharmacol 2010;26 (suppl):6-10

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