Laser surgery and fire hazards in ear, nose, and throat surgeries.

@article{Sheinbein2010LaserSA,
  title={Laser surgery and fire hazards in ear, nose, and throat surgeries.},
  author={David S Sheinbein and Robert G. Loeb},
  journal={Anesthesiology clinics},
  year={2010},
  volume={28 3},
  pages={485-96}
}
Operating room fires are rare but can be devastating. These fires can occur during almost any surgical procedure but are more likely during airway surgery, during head and neck surgery, and if volatile flammable liquids are used. Each team in the operating room (ie, anesthesia, surgery, and nursing) has special expertise and responsibility in preventing and responding to a fire. Fires can be prevented by ongoing education and an interdisciplinary discussion of risks and responsibilities prior… CONTINUE READING