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PSNet: Patient Safety Network
Journal Article
Review

Operating room fires.

Jones TS, Black IH, Robinson TN, et al. Anesthesiology. 2019;130:492-501.

Surgical fires, though uncommon, can result in serious harm. This review highlights three components to be managed in the operating room to prevent fires: an oxidizer, an ignition source, and a fuel. The authors provide recommendations to ensure each element is handled safely.