Endoscopy - Fire Risk??

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by TheMursingMurse TheMursingMurse (New) New Nurse

Specializes in Endo.

Hello all!

Had Life Safety come survey us recently and they stated we need an OR check list that shows we are evaluating our operating room for potential fire hazards periodically (ex: solution soaked materials removed from the OR prior to draping; verify surgical application site is dry, etc).

We do not perform surgical procedures - we are strictly an endoscopy center. However, to be considered an ASC we need at least one operating room. My question is, while creating my "risk assessment tool" would the light source on the endoscope be considered an ignition source?

If your endocenter has a similar checklist I would love to know what is on yours.

Thank you!!