SurgicalFire.org was honored to be interviewed by Modern Healthcare magazine for its article titled, Safety Advocates Push to Curb Hospital Surgical Fires, published in 2014. It was a comprehensive look at fires in the operating room and what can be done to prevent them.
Articles like these draw attention to this important issue. Please take a moment to read and determine if your organization can do more to prevent life-changing injury from preventable fires. As a consumer, be sure to ask your health care providers about the risk of fire during your surgical procedure.
SurgicalFire.org is a partner of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Safe Use Initiative which collaborates with physicians, hospitals and ambulatory centers to prevent surgical fires. To learn more, visit www.surgicalfire.org