Thursday, January 19, 2012

The Fire Triangle

The fire triangle is made of three things: heat, fuel, and oxidizer. When these three ingredients come together with the correct proportions, a fire is bound to be created.

In an operating room, all three of these are present during surgery. The surgeon controls the heat sources, the nurse controls the fuel, and an anesthesiologist is in charge of the oxidizers.

All fires that happen in an operating room happen on or in a patient. The fires that occur cause damage to equipment and can cause serious injury to patients. When these fires ignite, they come as a complete shock to staff members.

When surgical fires happen, patients are put in serious and life-threatening danger.


Snyder and Wenner, P.C.

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