Tampa Medical Malpractice Attorney Discusses Who is Responsible for Fire Safety in the Operating Room
Patients have questions about surgical fires and who’s responsible for patient safety regarding fires in the operative suite. There are three entities, and in fact your surgical team made up of anesthesiologists, your surgeon and the nursing staff should operate together and function to make the operative suite more safe and to eliminate the risk for surgical fires. They do that by holding what’s called a surgical time out to make sure that the three elements, the anesthesia providers who control the oxygen, the surgeon who controls the electrical cautery and then the nurses who control the accelerant such as anything that can be a fuel for a fire, a drape, a solution such as alcohol, are all present in close proximity and then eliminated. That’s how operative procedures are made more safe and eliminate the risk of surgical fire.
If you think you may have been injured in a surgical fire in Florida, contact our experienced Tampa Medical Malpractice Attorneys to fight for you.