Patient Safety Update published

The Patient Safety Update outlining cases reported from April – June 2017 is now available on the  SALG website for download.

Topics highlighted in this patient safety update include:

  • deaths in association with anaesthesia, the coroner and learning
  • old lessons, new learning: TIVA and prone surgery
  • delays in care - a wide range of causes
  • vascular access
  • NAP3
  • tracheostomy care
  • venous thrombo-embolism
  • airway complications
  • the slippery slope from sedation to anaesthesia – the 4 Ps
  • defibrillators and external pacing function.


19 January 2018