Question #10

True or False:

The following steps should be taken in sequential order in the event there is a fire on your patient in a procedural area at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center:

  • Immediately smother/put out the fire (when safe to do so)
  • Remove burning material from contacting the patient (drapes, ETT, etc.)
  • Have the anesthesiologist stop the flow of gases (e.g., O2, N2O, Desflurane, etc.)
  • Set off fire alarm (pull station), and call Security at x 35511
  • Evacuate the patient if necessary
  • Save any material/devices for investigation