Keep Fire Safety In Mind – Takeaways from National Fire Prevention Month

Don’t Fall Prey to Common OR Fire Misconceptions. Here are the facts:

1. Operating room fires DO occur

2. The majority of surgical fires are preventable

3. Fires occur at all types of hospitals including top-tier institutions

4. Involving all personnel in fire-safety training is essential for optimal outcomes

The R.A.C.E. is on When Fires Occur

How familiar is everyone on your team with their roll in fire prevention and fire management? Take time continuing to review your fire response plan and remind your staff to R.A.C.E. for an organized and effective response.

P.A.S.S. To Stop Fires Fast

Just as important as knowing what to do is knowing how to do it correctly – teach your team the P.A.S.S. technique when handling a fire extinguisher.

Operate Safely.

Perform Confidently.

Fires contain three components:

1. Oxidizer

2. Ignition Source

3. Fuel Source

Whenever these three items are in contact under appropriate conditions a fire will occur. The key to prevention is disrupting their interaction.

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