Surgical fires, which are preventable medical errors, are fires that occur in, on or around a patient who is undergoing a medical or surgical procedure. An estimated 550 to 650 surgical fires occur in the United States per year, some causing serious injury, disfigurement, and even death.
Join us on Tuesday, Aug. 13 from 2:30 – 3:30 in the Mirage Events Center C1-C3 for Fire in the Operating Room – Prevention and Avoidance presented by Soham Roy, MD, FACS, FAAP.
For more educational resources, visit the FDA’s Preventing Surgical Fires Initiative website
. The initiative was launched to increase awareness of factors that contribute to surgical fires, disseminate surgical fire prevention tools and promote the adoption of risk reduction practices throughout the healthcare community. Sign up to receive direct email updates from the initiative here