Fundamental Use of Surgical Energy (FUSE): an essential educational program for operating room safety.
Approach to Improving Safety
Setting of Care
Operating rooms are high-risk work environments. Improper use of energy-based surgical devices can increase risks of surgical fires. This commentary describes an initiative to address this safety concern by educating physicians and staff who work in the operating room environment about how to safely use the equipment. A past WebM&M commentary discussed operating room fires and how to prevent them.