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Possibility of water overload with severe hyponatraemia developing...

01 Nov 2003

This statement was originally issued by the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health in November 2003. The Royal College of Anaesthetists has been asked by the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health to disseminate the following information: There is a possibility of...

Recording drugs given during anaesthesia

01 Oct 2003

The Chairman of a Trust Drug and Therapeutics Committee has recently asked the College whether prescription drugs given during an operation should all be recorded on the hospital drug prescription sheet, or if it is satisfactory to use the anaesthetic record alone. The request...

RCoA response to ‘Who Operates When II’

01 Sep 2003

The Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA) welcomes the 15th Annual Report of the National Confidential Enquiry into Patient Outcome and Death (NCEPOD) and endorses its key recommendations. The RCoA notes that the recommendations are reflected in those of other expert bodies of...

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