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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/161895
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Operating Room Evacuation Drill
Author(s):
Marsh, Cheryl; Edwards-Fisher, Kathy; Marrero, Sonny L.; Russell, Renee S.
Author Details:
Cheryl Marsh, BS, RN, CNOR, Harris County Hospital District, Houston, Texas, USA, email: cheryl_marsh@hchd.tmc.edu; Kathy Edwards-Fisher BSN, MS, RN; Sonny L. Marrero, BSN, RN, CNOR; Renee S. Russell, RN, CNOR
Abstract:
Poster presented at AORN's 58th Annual Congress: Approximately 100 operating room (OR) fires occur annually in the US with 10 to 20 seriously injured and one to two deaths. An OR fire is devastating to the patient, family, and members of the surgical team. Education and training is vital for fire safety and prevention. The OR team receives training on fire safety procedures and creating a safe surgical environment, but had not practiced an actual evacuation drill. The perioperative educator, clinical nurse managers, anesthesia faculty, and safety officer determined the drill time and date, OR scenarios, fire location, and the most challenging evacuation route. On the day of the drill, each team prepared their room based on the type and stage of the procedure. To be as realistic as possible, the patients (staff volunteers) were positioned, draped, and attached to monitors. Observers were positioned in rooms and hallways to monitor the event. Upon activation of the alarm, the surgical teams determined method of evacuation based on the status of their procedure. Areas identified for improvement include educating staff regarding the one stretcher that would not fit through the door, reviewing the charge nurses role in communicating with staff, patients, and visitors, security's role in directing responders to the fire, a plan for distributing transport monitors, and the process of obtaining oxygen tanks when transporting on the OR table. Each day, the OR staff must be alert to fire hazards in the surgical environment. Evacuation drills help prepare for the potential reality of an OR fire.
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:
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DC FieldValue Language
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleOperating Room Evacuation Drillen_GB
dc.contributor.authorMarsh, Cherylen_US
dc.contributor.authorEdwards-Fisher, Kathyen_US
dc.contributor.authorMarrero, Sonny L.en_US
dc.contributor.authorRussell, Renee S.en_US
dc.author.detailsCheryl Marsh, BS, RN, CNOR, Harris County Hospital District, Houston, Texas, USA, email: cheryl_marsh@hchd.tmc.edu; Kathy Edwards-Fisher BSN, MS, RN; Sonny L. Marrero, BSN, RN, CNOR; Renee S. Russell, RN, CNORen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/161895-
dc.description.abstractPoster presented at AORN's 58th Annual Congress: Approximately 100 operating room (OR) fires occur annually in the US with 10 to 20 seriously injured and one to two deaths. An OR fire is devastating to the patient, family, and members of the surgical team. Education and training is vital for fire safety and prevention. The OR team receives training on fire safety procedures and creating a safe surgical environment, but had not practiced an actual evacuation drill. The perioperative educator, clinical nurse managers, anesthesia faculty, and safety officer determined the drill time and date, OR scenarios, fire location, and the most challenging evacuation route. On the day of the drill, each team prepared their room based on the type and stage of the procedure. To be as realistic as possible, the patients (staff volunteers) were positioned, draped, and attached to monitors. Observers were positioned in rooms and hallways to monitor the event. Upon activation of the alarm, the surgical teams determined method of evacuation based on the status of their procedure. Areas identified for improvement include educating staff regarding the one stretcher that would not fit through the door, reviewing the charge nurses role in communicating with staff, patients, and visitors, security's role in directing responders to the fire, a plan for distributing transport monitors, and the process of obtaining oxygen tanks when transporting on the OR table. Each day, the OR staff must be alert to fire hazards in the surgical environment. Evacuation drills help prepare for the potential reality of an OR fire.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T08:42:24Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T08:42:24Z-
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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