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Sentinel Event Alert 68: Updated surgical fire prevention for the 21st Century.

Sentinel Event Alert 68: Updated surgical fire prevention for the 21st Century. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2023;Epub Oct 18. doi:10.1016/j.jcjq.2023.10.003.

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November 8, 2023
Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2023;Epub Oct 18.

Surgical fires are a rare yet potentially harmful event for both patients and care teams. The alert provides reduction guidance for organizations to mitigate conditions that enable surgical fires and suggests tactics to improve communication as a primary strategy for preventing this potentially catastrophic accident in operating rooms.

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Sentinel Event Alert 68: Updated surgical fire prevention for the 21st Century. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2023;Epub Oct 18. doi:10.1016/j.jcjq.2023.10.003.

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