Safety

Tip of the Week: Virtual fire extinguisher provides realistic training

Hospital Safety Insider, January 13, 2011

Want to receive articles like this one in your inbox? Subscribe to Hospital Safety Insider!

Knowing how to use a fire extinguisher in a healthcare facility can be important. But does everyone know how to use it properly? Spartanburg (SC) Regional Medical Center is using a new technology that teaches healthcare workers how to put out a fire with an extinguisher. The system used in this training consists of a laser-powered fire extinguisher with digital flames to help simulate a real fire that’s tough to put out.

The technology helps hospitals bring a realistic approach to training staff using PASS:

Pull the pin
Aim the nozzle at the base of the flames
Squeeze the trigger while holding the extinguisher upright
Sweep the extinguisher from side to side and outward to extinguish flames
 

Visit the Briefings on Hospital Safety archive to read more on the virtual fire extinguisher used for training.



Want to receive articles like this one in your inbox? Subscribe to Hospital Safety Insider!

Most Popular