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PSNet: Patient Safety Network
Journal Article
Commentary

The SAGES FUSE program: bridging a patient safety gap.

Fuchshuber PR, Robinson TN, Feldman LS, et al. Bulletin of the American College of Surgeons. 2014;99:18-27.

Surgical fires, though rare, can be particularly serious. This commentary analyzes factors that increase risks of these incidents, such as the presence of volatile substances in the operating room, use of highly-specialized technologies, and insufficient clinician experience with equipment.