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OR Fire Prevention Video Available

The Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation offers a free 18-minute video, Prevention and Management of Operating Room Fires, on its Web site. The video promotes best practices regarding the prevention of fires in the operating room (OR), including controlling oxygen concentration levels at or near the surgical site, and extrapolates OR fire statistics based in part on analysis of events reported to the Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority.

The Pennsylvania Patient Safety Advisory archive also has several articles discussing OR fire prevention, including most prominently “Airway Fires during Surgery," which is accompanied by an educational poster that highlights ways to minimize and fight airway fires.

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