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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/161892
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
When Flames Fly: Progression of a Surgical Suite Fire Drill
Author(s):
Maneval, Alice N.; Hendricks, Amanda
Author Details:
Alice N. Maneval, BS, RN, CNOR, Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, Pennsylvania, USA, email: ammaneval@geisinger.edu; Amanda Hendricks, MSN, RN, CNOR
Abstract:
Poster presented at AORN's 58th Annual Congress: While surgical fires are preventable, 550 to 650 fires are reported per year1. Prevention is a focus in education, but the surgical team must be able to appropriately react when a fire occurs. This team encompasses all members of the surgical suite, including environmental services, surgeons, anesthesia, nursing assistants, and perioperative nurses. An educational need was identified among surgical suite members for fire prevention and reaction. Therefore, an interdisciplinary and progressive annual fire drill was developed. Upon initial assessment, staff's knowledge was limited to R.A.C.E, P.A.S.S., and the fire triangle. This necessitated providing staff with information regarding evacuation routes, methods, and structural considerations with an interactive drill to demonstrate application of newly acquired knowledge. The following year, the didactic session focused on the theory of fire prevention and role definition for all staff. The drill scenarios were enhanced based on feedback and deficiencies reported from the previous year. By the third year, direct-care nurses were empowered with knowledge and conducted the education. Following this education, the mock drill scenarios were more realistically portrayed and proceeded with ease. The outcome of these progressive educational drills was increased knowledge of fire prevention and preparedness. This was evidenced during an actual fire that recently transpired. All levels of staff reacted appropriately, each demonstrating swift action based on their designated role. A proactive approach to fire safety culminated in prompt, effective decision-making, and exemplary patient care.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2011
Conference Name:
AORN 58th Annual Congress
Conference Host:
Association of periOperative Registered Nurses
Conference Location:
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Description:
AORN 58th Annual Congress, 2011 held March 18, 2011 - March 24, 2011 in Philadelphia Convention Center
Note:
This is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.

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dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleWhen Flames Fly: Progression of a Surgical Suite Fire Drillen_GB
dc.contributor.authorManeval, Alice N.en_US
dc.contributor.authorHendricks, Amandaen_US
dc.author.detailsAlice N. Maneval, BS, RN, CNOR, Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, Pennsylvania, USA, email: ammaneval@geisinger.edu; Amanda Hendricks, MSN, RN, CNORen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/161892-
dc.description.abstractPoster presented at AORN's 58th Annual Congress: While surgical fires are preventable, 550 to 650 fires are reported per year1. Prevention is a focus in education, but the surgical team must be able to appropriately react when a fire occurs. This team encompasses all members of the surgical suite, including environmental services, surgeons, anesthesia, nursing assistants, and perioperative nurses. An educational need was identified among surgical suite members for fire prevention and reaction. Therefore, an interdisciplinary and progressive annual fire drill was developed. Upon initial assessment, staff's knowledge was limited to R.A.C.E, P.A.S.S., and the fire triangle. This necessitated providing staff with information regarding evacuation routes, methods, and structural considerations with an interactive drill to demonstrate application of newly acquired knowledge. The following year, the didactic session focused on the theory of fire prevention and role definition for all staff. The drill scenarios were enhanced based on feedback and deficiencies reported from the previous year. By the third year, direct-care nurses were empowered with knowledge and conducted the education. Following this education, the mock drill scenarios were more realistically portrayed and proceeded with ease. The outcome of these progressive educational drills was increased knowledge of fire prevention and preparedness. This was evidenced during an actual fire that recently transpired. All levels of staff reacted appropriately, each demonstrating swift action based on their designated role. A proactive approach to fire safety culminated in prompt, effective decision-making, and exemplary patient care.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T08:42:21Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T08:42:21Z-
dc.conference.date2011en_US
dc.conference.nameAORN 58th Annual Congressen_US
dc.conference.hostAssociation of periOperative Registered Nursesen_US
dc.conference.locationPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, USAen_US
dc.descriptionAORN 58th Annual Congress, 2011 held March 18, 2011 - March 24, 2011 in Philadelphia Convention Centeren_US
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.-
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