Webinar - Practical Advice for Preventing Surgical Fires: Safety Strategies from the Front Lines: Materials Now Available
MedSun: Newsletter #74, July 2012

FDA Safe Use Initiative

On June 12th, FDA provided a free educational webinar about Surgical Fire safety titled, "Practical Advice for Preventing Surgical Fires: Safety Strategies from the Front Lines." During this program, we learned about three hospitals' experiences with surgical fires and the prevention strategies they initiated. The FDA Preventing Surgical Fires Initiative website has been updated with webinar materials, such as slides and transcripts. We encourage you to use and further distribute these materials to anyone who may be interested.

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

The Preventing Surgical Fires Initiative announces a Free Educational Webinar. MedSun Website. May 2012.
http://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/cdrh/cfdocs/medsun/news/newsletter.cfm?news=72#1


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