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PSNet: Patient Safety Network
Journal Article
Commentary

Defending a "never event."

Shepperd JR. Journal of healthcare risk management : the journal of the American Society for Healthcare Risk Management. 2017;37:17-22.

Surgical fires are considered a never event. This commentary provides an overview of surgical fires, explains elements of the operating room environment that increase risks, and reviews legal responses for when such incidents occur. A past WebM&M commentary discussed operating room fires and strategies to prevent them.