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2005 to 2009: Joint Commission National Patient Safety Goal for ambulatory surgery;





2008 to 2009: American Society of Anesthesiologists’ “Practice Advi- sory for the Prevention and Man- agement of Operating Room Fires”;


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2010: Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation’s fire safety video; and


2011 to present: Food and Drug Administration Preventing Surgi- cal Fires initiative. Come to ASCA 2013 to learn more about how to prevent surgical fires, address other safety concerns in your ASC and manage your ASC as efficiently as possible.


Mark E. Bruley is the vice president of Accident and Forensic Investigation, ECRI Institute in Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania, www.ecri.org.


Resources for Surgical Fire Prevention and Education


ECRI Institute provides free surgical fire educational posters with the most current recommendations and a large bibliography: www.ecri.org/surgical_fires.


Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation (APSF) offers free educational video and Supplemental Information (released April 2010). The 18-minute video is viewable on the web; to order a free copy of the DVD, go to www.apsf.org/resources_video.php.


APSF Prevention Algorithm 2012, APSF Newsletter Winter 2012; 26(3):42-43, www.issuu.com/enews/docs/winter_2012/1.


Christiana Hospital Surgical Fire Risk Assessment Tools, www.christianacare.org/FireRiskAssessment.


US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)’s Preventing Surgical Fires web site aggregates links to and work of ECRI Institute, American Society of Anesthesiolo- gists, APSF, Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN), and others, www.fda.gov/Drugs/DrugSafety/SafeUseInitiative/PreventingSurgicalFires.


AORN Fire Safety Tool Kit,www.aorn.org/FireSafety. SurgicalFire.org,www.surgicalfire.org.


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