Patient Safety Update published

The Safe Anaesthesia Liaison Group (SALG) has issued their Patient Safety Update, which contains important learning regarding reported anaesthesia-related untoward incidents.

This update contains anonymous case studies from October to December 2018 and includes items relating to perioperative steroid replacement, TIVA and unintended awareness during anaesthesia, regurgitation and raised airway pressure, allergy and anaphylaxis, fractured neck of femur, circulatory embolus, drug error, management of difficult intubation, among others. The College would like to bring these updates to the attention of as many anaesthetists as possible, so please read and circulate the document as widely as you can.

More information on SALG can be found here

 

 

17 April 2019