Updated ABCs of Operating Room Fire Safety 2020
The goal of this course is to increase the perioperative nurse’s knowledge of fire prevention in the operating room setting. Included in this course are detailed instructions for the perioperative nurse to implement to safeguard the patient during a surgical procedure in the event of a fire.

Course Publication Date: July 23, 2020

This course is available with NO ADDITIONAL FEE if you have an active one year unlimited membership!

Author:Gloria Tartaglia RN
Course No:ORFS072320
Contact Hours:3.00
Delivery Method:Online Self Study
Category:Medical & Surgical Issues
Critical Care Medicine
Emergency & Trauma Medicine
Leadership & Case Management
Learning Objectives
  • Discuss the three elements of the fire triangle.

  • Identify at least two sources of each element of the fire triangle.

  • List at least three preventative measures for each element of the fire triangle that can be implemented to avert a perioperative fire.

  • Identify at least five ways to respond to a surgical fire.

  • Define what the acronym RACE stands for.

  • Name at least three interventions that should be practiced during a fire drill.


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