Airway Fire

Airway Fire is a Magic Leap app built to visualize combustion when dealing with intubated patients who are receiving high concentrations of oxygen. Smoke, fire, and water particles are rendered directly onto a mannequin, pictured above at the School of Nursing and Health Studies' Simulation Hospital. 

  • Airway fire are low frequency, high acuity events in the operating room.
  • Intubated patients receive oxygen in various concentrations, which could lead to an airway fire in certain situations.

  • Healthcare professionals must be able to recognize the incident and react quickly.
  • This mixed reality application allows faculty to play out scenarios for the students to teach and train them on how to manage airway fires.

Benefits: experience is contained, and easily repeatable. In addition, this exercise increases readiness of students in healthcare professions.

Student Shing Cheng

Juan E. Gonzalez, PhD, CRNA (Primary Faculty)

Greta Vladinov, DNP, CRNA (Contributor)

Nicole Gomez-Gonzaga, DNP, CRNA (Contributor)

Linda Wunder, PhD, CRNA (Contributor)

Shayne Hauglum, PhD, CRNA (Contributor)

College School of Nursing and Health Sciences