“Nurses, being the heart and forefront of patient safety, have a proactive role in ensuring safe and quality patient care. Join me in my crusade in promoting burn awareness and raising the flag of patient safety. Say No to Burns. Be Burn Aware,” is the element of Mr. Talatala’s speech that caught the interest of the judges. His research entitled, “C.H.E.C.K. Before You Burn: A Continuing Quality Improvement (CQI) Study on the Prevention of Electrosurgical Unit (ESU) Burns in the Operating Room (OR),” is about the importance of the safe use of electrosurgical units to prevent unintentional burns in the OR using CHECK, the protocol he developed in the study.