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Operating room fires.

Jones TS, Black IH, Robinson TN, et al. Operating Room Fires. Anesthesiology. 2019;130(3):492-501. doi:10.1097/ALN.0000000000002598.

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February 6, 2019
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.

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Jones TS, Black IH, Robinson TN, et al. Operating Room Fires. Anesthesiology. 2019;130(3):492-501. doi:10.1097/ALN.0000000000002598.