The Preventing Surgical Fires Initiative announces a Free Educational Webinar
MedSun: Newsletter #72, May 2012

FDA Safe Use Initiative

On June 12th, FDA is offering a free educational webinar about Surgical Fire safety to raise awareness about this 'hot' topic. During the webinar titled, "Practical Advice for Preventing Surgical Fires: Safety Strategies from the Front Lines," we will learn about three hospitals’ experiences with surgical fires and the prevention strategies they initiated. We will also learn about the FDA Preventing Surgical Fires Initiative that was launched in October 2011.

The FDA Preventing Surgical Fires Initiative website has been updated with information about the webinar and also provides you with many safety resources, tools and articles.

Additional Information:

Webinar: Practical Advice for Preventing Surgical Fires: Safety Strategies from the Front Lines. FDA Safe Use Initiative.
http://www.fda.gov/Drugs/DrugSafety/SafeUseInitiative/PreventingSurgicalFires/ucm301411.htm

Preventing Surgical Fires - Collaborating to Reduce Preventable Harm. FDA Safe Use Initiative.
http://www.fda.gov/Drugs/DrugSafety/SafeUseInitiative/PreventingSurgicalFires/default.htm

Resources and Tools for Preventing Surgical Fires. FDA Safe Use Initiative.
http://www.fda.gov/Drugs/DrugSafety/SafeUseInitiative/PreventingSurgicalFires/ucm272680.htm


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