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Webinar: Practical Advice for Preventing Surgical Fires--Safety Strategies from the Front Lines

 

FDA Webinar

Practical Advice for Preventing Surgical Fires: Safety Strategies from the Front Lines

June 12, 2012
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. ET

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Webinar Materials

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Printable announcement (PDF - 199KB)

Target Audience: Everyone involved with hospital or ambulatory center surgical services or facility safety including: Risk Managers, Patient Safety Professionals, Facility Safety Managers, Quality Managers, Chief Operating Officers, Directors of Operating Rooms, Operating Room Staff, Compliance Staff.

 

Program Description: There are an estimated 550 to 650 surgical fires per year in operating rooms in the U.S. Despite the fact that the root causes of surgical fires are well-understood, surgical fires still occur. Many healthcare organizations have developed tools, implemented strategies, and conducted education and outreach efforts to reduce the risk of fires. During this program, FDA experts will briefly discuss the ‘Preventing Surgical Fires’ Initiative. Invited hospital staff will share their experiences and protocols used to prevent surgical fires. Surgical Fire prevention recommendations will also be presented.      

We are pleased to announce the three hospitals that our invited speakers are representing:

  • University of Michigan Health System
  • UCLA Medical Center
  • Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla

We also welcome our FDA speakers:

  • Cindi Fitzpatrick, BSN
    Safe Use Initiative
    Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER)
  • Priscilla Callahan-Lyon, MD
    Division of Nonprescription Clinical Evaluation (DNCE)
    Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER)

 

By completing this program, participants will:

  • increase their awareness of factors that contribute to surgical fires

  • increase their awareness of FDA’s ‘Preventing Surgical Fires’ efforts

  • learn about three hospitals’ experiences and their efforts to prevent surgical fires

  • identify surgical fire prevention tools/mitigating strategies

  • facilitate the adoption of risk reduction practices throughout healthcare community

     

Agenda

1:00 pm - 1:05 pm  

Welcome & Overview

Cindi Fitzpatrick, BSN
Safe Use Initiative
Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER)
Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

1:05 pm - 1:45 pm

Hospital Experiences and Best Practices

University of Michigan Health System

  • Jahan Azizi, BS, CBET
    Biomedical Engineer and Risk Management Consultant
     
  • Stephan Burdick
    Business Systems Analyst, University of Michigan Health Services Learning Management Services
     
  • Shawn Murphy, MS, RN, CNOR
    Associate Hospital Administrator, Director of Nursing, Operating Rooms and Post-Anesthesia Department
     

 UCLA Medical Center

  • Virginia Broughton, RN, CNOR
    Administrative Nurse I
    Quality Assurance Coordinator
    Main Operating Room
     
  • Erik Eggins, CHSP
    Director of Safety
     

Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla

  • David Dockweiler, MD
    Operating Room Medical Director

1:45 pm – 1:55 pm

Surgical Fire Mitigating Strategies

Priscilla Callahan-Lyon, MD
Division of Nonprescription Clinical Evaluation (DNCE)
Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER)
Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

1:55 pm – 2:00 pm

Everyone Has a Role
Wrap up & Adjourn

Cindi Fitzpatrick, BSN
Safe Use Initiative
Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER)
Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

 

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