Registration is Now Open for Webcast on Preventing Surgical Fires

Registration is now open for the upcoming webcast, “Surgical Fires Are Preventable Medical Errors,” from the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s (SCCM) Project Dispatch Series, held in collaboration with the Surgery Section’s Patient Safety Committee. This webcast is the third and final of a unique series titled “Patient Safety During Bedside Procedures in the ICU,” and is organized and moderated by Surgery Section Patient Safety Committee Co-Chair Roy Constantine, PhD, RPA-C, FCCM, Assistant Director of Mid-Level Practitioners at St. Francis Hospital – The Heart Center. Registration is complimentary.

According to the FDA, hundreds of surgical fires occur in the United States each year. In this webcast, Soham Roy, MD, FACS, FAAP, Associate Professor and Director of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston Medical School, will discuss improving the surgical team’s ability to classify, assess, prevent and manage the risk of fires. The implementation of tools and practices to reinforce this safety culture will be emphasized.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify elements of the fire triangle
  • Assess high fire risk in ICU practice
  • Implement fire risk safety initiatives

This 60-minute webcast will take place Tuesday, January 12, 2016, at 1:00 p.m. Central Time.

Register online today using your Customer ID and password. If you have any questions, please contact SCCM Customer Service at +1 847 827-6888.

Project Dispatch aims to improve the quality, efficacy, accessibility and cost-effectiveness of healthcare in the United States by developing and distributing resources for critical care clinicians focused on patient-centered research. This project is supported by grant number R18HS21940 from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of AHRQ.

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