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Journal Article > Commentary
Fuchshuber P, Schwaitzberg S, Jones D, et al. Surg Endosc. 2018;32:2583-2602.
Surgical fires have the potential to cause considerable patient harm. This commentary traces the history and experience of an educational strategy to improve safety of surgical energy device use. The program utilizes strategies such as certification, online curricula, and mandated education to engage the surgical team in skill enhancement. The authors describe an international example to illustrate how this approach can be implemented to augment surgical patient safety.
Legislation/Regulation > Sentinel Event Alerts
Sentinel Event Alert. October 17, 2013;(51):1-5.
Sentinel event alerts are issued periodically by The Joint Commission to identify common or emerging patient safety problems and provide organizations with approaches for addressing these issues. A retained foreign object (RFO)—surgical materials or equipment unintentionally left in a patient's body after completing the operation—is a never event that can have serious clinical consequences. Despite being long recognized as a critical—and preventable—error, RFOs continue to occur, with nearly 800 cases being reported to The Joint Commission between 2005 and 2012. This alert makes several recommendations to help prevent RFOs, including focusing on enhancing the reliability of the traditional manual count of instruments and materials used during a procedure, improving safety culture in the operating room through interventions (e.g., teamwork training), and investigating technological approaches (e.g., bar coding of surgical sponges) to ease identification of potentially missing objects before patients are harmed.
Journal Article > Study
Feldman LS, Fuchshuber P, Jones DB, Mischna J, Schwaitzberg SD; FUSE (Fundamental Use of Surgical Energy) Task Force. Surg Endosc. 2012;26:2735-2739.
The majority of practicing surgeons surveyed in this study were unaware of risk factors and preventive methods for surgical fires.
Meeting/Conference > Arizona Meeting/Conference
Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation. September 4–5, 2019; The Camby, Autograph Collection, Phoenix, AZ.
Journal Article > Review
Graafland M, Schraagen JMC, Boermeester MA, Bemelman WA, Schijven MP. Br J Surg. 2015;102:16-23.