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Preventing surgical fires, not just in the OR

Hospital Safety Insider, May 6, 2010

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Surgical fires aren’t limited to operating rooms and can also occur wherever invasive procedures are performed, such as cardiac catheterization labs, endoscopy suites, ambulatory surgery centers, eye centers, and emergency departments. Fires in such settings pose significant danger not only to the patient but also surgical team workers.

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