Presidio Surgery Center was honored with the OR Excellence Award in Patient Safety for its 'incredibly realistic' drills, according to an article on the Outpatient Surgery website.
The staff has watched a fire safety consultant burst into flames in the OR so they can practice extinguishing real flames, the article said.
"It's quite dramatic and gets the point across. It adds to the realism of the drill," says Steven Vitcov, MD, the center's medical director.
Every person in the facility, including members of the business office, has a role to play during each emergency response scenario and they act it out during each drill.