Recent Patient Fire Incident Highlights Importance of Fire Safety in Hospitals

Published: 06/20/2023

  • Miscellaneous
Relevant To:
  • Ambulatory Surgical Centers,
  • Critical Access Hospitals,
  • Hospitals,
  • Office-Based Surgery

A recent report about a patient catching fire at Tristar Centennial Medical Center in Nashville, TN has been making headlines and highlights the importance of fire safety within the hospital environment.

According to a local news report, a cardiac patient wearing an oxygen mask was in the process of being defibrillated when he caught fire. The patient did not survive; cause of death was reported to be cardiogenic shock as well as thermal burns.

According to the National Fire Protection Ass

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