Burn center management of operating room fire injuries.

Abstract

Approximately 100 operating room (OR) fires occur per year in the United States, with 15% resulting in serious injuries. Intraoperative cautery was frequently associated with OR fires before 1994; however, use of supplemental oxygen (O(2)), ethanol-based products, and disposable drapes have been more frequently associated with OR fires. Fires resulting from… (More)
DOI: 10.1097/BCR.0b013e31825d6aad

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