* Fire Safety: Participants will have the opportunity to learn how to extinguish a surgical fire
and actually practice the evacuation of a patient from the OR.
Laser therapy is difficult because of the risk of surgical fire
 and narrow airway diameter caused by granulation and tracheomalacia.
Precision fire should hit the center of mass, but surgical fire
may win the fight.
A study in the journal Anesthesia Progress replicated potential surgical fire
conditions with a mechanical model in an oxygen-enriched environment.
A surgical fire
risk assessment score is assigned to each case.
"What's important to note here is that these instruments are not the cause of surgical fires
, but simply have the potential to be a component of surgical fire
The Food and Drug Administration recently honored the AHA's American Society for Healthcare Engineering for its contributions to the agency's Preventing Surgical Fires
Beesley J, Taylor L 2006 Reducing the risk of surgical fires
: are you assessing the risk?
Measures to prevent surgical fires
must include addressing the risk factors that can be minimized during a procedure.
Tooher R, Maddern GJ, Simpson J 2004 Surgical fires
and alcohol-based skin preparations ANZ Journal of Surgery 74 (5) 382-385