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  1. News Article
    More than a dozen NHS patients have stopped breathing and 40 others suffered serious effects after having powerful anaesthetic drugs mistakenly “flushed” into their systems by unsuspecting NHS staff. In one case a man has been left suffering nightmares and flashbacks after he stopped breathing on a ward when a powerful muscle relaxant used during an earlier procedure paralysed him but left him fully conscious. He only survived because a doctor was on the ward and started mechanically breathing for him. An investigation by the safety watchdog, the Healthcare Safety Investigation Branc
  2. Content Article
    HSIB makes the following safety recommendations HSIB recommends that the Royal College of Anaesthetists and Centre for Perioperative Care work with relevant stakeholders, such as the Association of Anaesthetists, College of Operating Department Practitioners, and Association for Perioperative Practice, to review, update and integrate new guidance on the surgical safety checklist ‘SignOut’ process. Specifically, the guidance should be updated in relation to the flushing of cannulae and extension lines by strengthening the current administrative barriers, considering the hierarchy of hazard
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    More women may suffer pain due to being conscious while undergoing caesareans or other pregnancy-related surgery under general anaesthetic than realised, a troubling new study has found. The report, conducted by medical journal Anaesthesia, found being awake while having a caesarean is far more common than it is with other types of surgery. Researchers discovered that one in 256 women going through pregnancy-related surgery are aware of what was going on — a far higher proportion than the one in every 19,000 identified in a previous national audit. If a patient is conscious at
  5. News Article
    Women are undergoing “painful and distressing” diagnostic tests as doctors use the COVID-19 pandemic as an excuse not to offer them their choice of pain relief, HSJ has been told. At least 70 women who have had hysteroscopies this year in English NHS hospitals said they were left in extreme pain following the procedures, with many suffering trauma for several days, according to a survey by the Campaign Against Painful Hysteroscopies group. Some women claimed doctors used COVID-19 as an “excuse” not to offer sedation or general anaesthetic. Others said they were offered an inpatient a
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    Dr Donna Prosser, Chief Clinical Officer at the Patient Safety Movement Foundation, is joined by a group of experts, including pharmacists, anesthesiologists, respiratory therapists, family members, and nursing leaders, to explore the patient safety priorities of sedation, opioid therapy and respiratory depression. The group will discuss frequently encountered safety issues, explore organisational processes to reduce sedation safety events, and assess the role patients and family members can play in reducing harm. Register
  7. Content Article
    As an additional option to the text below, you might like to watch the following video from Stephanie O'Donohue, Content and Engagement Manager of Patient Safety Learning's the hub: Sharing patients’ experiences on the hub In February this year, we heard from the Campaign Against Painful Hysteroscopy (CAPH) about the high numbers of women experiencing painful hysteroscopies. This prompted us to start a new Community discussion on our patient safety platform, the hub, titled ‘Painful hysteroscopy’, asking members to share their experiences with us. This has, by far, been the most
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