Surgical fires: still a burning issue in England and Wales

Journal article


Rodger, D (2019). Surgical fires: still a burning issue in England and Wales. Journal of Perioperative Practice.
AuthorsRodger, D
Abstract

A significant number of surgical fires occur each year and can have devastating effects on patients. The National Reporting and Learning System database identified 37 reports of surgical fires in England and Wales between January 2012 and December 2018—over 52% resulting in some degree of harm. Surgical fires remain preventable adverse events that can be avoided by adherence to effective preventative strategies and improved education. This article surveys the existing literature, addressing the fire triad and how to effectively manage and prevent a surgical fire.

KeywordsSurgical fire; Patient safety; Communication; Human factors; Burns; Adverse events
Year2019
JournalJournal of Perioperative Practice
PublisherSAGE Publications
ISSN2515-7949
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)doi:10.1177/1750458919861906
Web address (URL)https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/1750458919861906
Publication dates
Print16 Sep 2019
Publication process dates
Deposited04 Jun 2019
Accepted02 Jun 2019
Accepted author manuscript
License
CC BY 4.0
File Access Level
Open
Permalink -

https://openresearch.lsbu.ac.uk/item/86650

Download files

Accepted author manuscript
  • 90
    total views
  • 131
    total downloads
  • 0
    views this month
  • 1
    downloads this month

Export as

Related outputs

Parental Responsibilities and Moral Status
Blackshaw, BP and Rodger, Daniel (2020). Parental Responsibilities and Moral Status. Journal of Medical Ethics.
Defining life from death: Problems with the somatic integration definition of life
Blackshaw, B. and Rodger, D. (2019). Defining life from death: Problems with the somatic integration definition of life. Bioethics.
Students’ perceptions of debating as a learning strategy: A qualitative study
Rodger, D. and Stewart-Lord, A. (2019). Students’ perceptions of debating as a learning strategy: A qualitative study. Nurse Education in Practice. 42, p. 102681.
The impact of stigma on the care of postpartum women with severe mental illness
Rodger, D (2019). The impact of stigma on the care of postpartum women with severe mental illness. Evidence-Based Nursing.
Meeting the Epicurean Challenge: A Reply to Christensen
Blackshaw, B and Rodger, D (2019). Meeting the Epicurean Challenge: A Reply to Christensen. Journal of Medical Ethics. 45, pp. 478-479.
Using animal-derived constituents in anaesthesia and surgery: the case for disclosing to patients
Rodger, D and Blackshaw, B (2019). Using animal-derived constituents in anaesthesia and surgery: the case for disclosing to patients. BMC Medical Ethics. 20 (14).
Why a right to life rules out infanticide: A final reply to Räsänen
Blackshaw, B and Rodger, D (2019). Why a right to life rules out infanticide: A final reply to Räsänen. Bioethics. 33 (8), pp. 965-967.
Why arguments against infanticide remain convincing - a reply to Joona Räsänen
Rodger, D, Blackshaw, B.P. and Wilcox, C. (2018). Why arguments against infanticide remain convincing - a reply to Joona Räsänen. Bioethics. 32 (3), pp. 215-219.
Beyond infanticide: How psychological accounts of persons justify harming infants
Rodger, D, Blackshaw, B and Miller, C (2018). Beyond infanticide: How psychological accounts of persons justify harming infants. The New Bioethics.
Book Review: Down's Syndrome Screening and Reproductive Politics: Care, choice, and disability in the prenatal clinic.
Rodger, D (2018). Book Review: Down's Syndrome Screening and Reproductive Politics: Care, choice, and disability in the prenatal clinic. The New Bioethics. 24 (1), pp. 95-97.
Extravasation injury leading to acute compartment syndrome in a child: the vital role of pulse oximetry in early detection and management
Rodger, D (2018). Extravasation injury leading to acute compartment syndrome in a child: the vital role of pulse oximetry in early detection and management. Journal of Perioperative Practice. 28 (4), pp. 95-98.
How to mitigate the effects of peri-operative death on nursing staff
Rodger, D and Atwal, A (2018). How to mitigate the effects of peri-operative death on nursing staff. Nursing Times. 114 (8), pp. 26-29.
Moral Distress in Healthcare Assistants: A Discussion With Recommendations
Rodger, D, Blackshaw, B and Young, A (2018). Moral Distress in Healthcare Assistants: A Discussion With Recommendations. Nursing Ethics. 26 (7-8), pp. 2306-2313.
Ectogenesis and the case against the right to the death of the foetus
Blackshaw, BP and Rodger, D (2018). Ectogenesis and the case against the right to the death of the foetus. Bioethics. 33 (1), pp. 76-81.
The aftermath of a perioperative death: who cares for the clinician?
Rodger, D and Hartley, H (2018). The aftermath of a perioperative death: who cares for the clinician? Evidence-Based Nursing.
From healthcare assistant to student operating department practitioner—are you ready for the ODP challenge?
Rodger, D and Mahoney, C (2017). From healthcare assistant to student operating department practitioner—are you ready for the ODP challenge? British Journal of Healthcare Assistants. 11 (5), pp. 248-251.
An introduction to ethical theory for healthcare assistants
Rodger, D and Blackshaw, B (2017). An introduction to ethical theory for healthcare assistants. British Journal of Healthcare Assistants. 11 (11), pp. 556-561.