Staff member can explain the elements of the fire triangle,
Documents the fire risk assessment in the perioperative record.
Prevents the pooling of prep solutions
Provides adequate time to allow flammable skin antiseptic agent to dry completely and allowing any fumes to dissipate before using a potential ignition source.
If Head/Neck case drapes are placed over the patient's head in a manner that allows the oxygen to flow freely and prevent accumulation under the drapes.
Scrub personnel has Normal Saline or Sterile water on back table to help extinguish fire if needed.
Staff member knows the number to call the main switchboard to report a fire.
Can identify locations of pull station alarms
Explains correct extinguisher selection.
Identifies the location of fire extinguishers in perioperative areas.
Demonstrates PASS technique for using a fire extinguisher
Describes RACE evacuation technique
Explains vertical and horizontal evacuation plans
Does not store equipment (eg, case carts, stretchers, supply carts, patient beds ) in locations that block access to pull alarms, medical gas control valves, or electrical panels.