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In the U.S, there are an estimated 600 surgical fires in the operating room (OR) per year and only half of the hospitals conduct OR drills to prevent and control fire. It is crucial for OR staff to be trained on the latest standards to avoid lawsuits, protect patients, and prevent unnecessary surveys from the CMS and accreditation agencies.
This program will cover the revised clinical guidelines for preventing surgical fires. Our medico-legal expert will use evidence-based standards to help create a plan for OR fire drills. She will review CMS CoP requirements and TJC Sentinel Event Alerts on fire safety to ensure compliance and discuss recommendations from the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN), ECRI Institute, American Society of Anesthesiologist (ASA), Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation (APSF), American College of Surgeons (ACS), FDA collaborative, Pa Patient Safety Authority, and more.
|- Required timeouts||- FDA surgical fire prevention||- TJC initiatives|
|- Reducing airway fires||- Fire drills and safety plans||- Risk assessment tools|
|- Fire prevention during alcohol-based preps||- Fire safety education and training||- Laser use fire prevention|
|- Briefing analysis of risk||- Oxidizers and examples||- Ignition sources and examples|
|- Electrosurgery checklist||- Fire safety OR officer||And there's more!|
Anyone working in an operating room, including but not limited to: Anesthesiologists, OR Nurses, OR Nurse Directors, Surgeons, Risk Managers, Patient Safety Officers, Chief Medical Officers, Chief Nursing Officers, Chief Operating Officers, Life Safety Code Officers, Compliance Officers, Nurse Educators, OR Staff, and in-house legal counsel.