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 January to March 2019, and includes items relating to:

  • accessory common gas outlets
  • insertion of dialysis and central lines
  • drug errors
  • equipment errors/knowledge
  • sudden absence of monitored vital signs
  • prone position
  • hip fracture frailty.

We 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.



16 September 2019