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Posted in: UIA > Patient Safety 2019 Language: english

This article explores the future of surgical capacity indicators.

Posted in: UIA > Patient Safety 2019 Language: english

This article outlines The Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation (APSF)'s vision statement, mission and focus.

Posted in: UIA > Patient Safety 2019 Language: english

In this narrative review, the authors discuss two commonly used long-term venous access devices: implantable ports and tunnelled catheters.

Posted in: UIA > Patient Safety 2019 Language: english

This article explores in detail the The Vital Anaesthesia Simulation Training (VAST) course, which was developed for anaesthesia providers and is a collaborative project between partners in Rwanda and Canada.

Posted in: UIA > Patient Safety 2019 Language: english

This article provides an overview and commentary of the WFSA SAFE-T Summit in 2018.

Posted in: UIA > Patient Safety 2019 Language: english

This article explores the management of malignant hyperthermia, a rare inherited disorder that develops following exposure to volatile anaesthetic agents and depolarising muscle relaxants.

Posted in: UIA > Patient Safety 2019 Language: english

What is needed next for global surgery, obstetrics and anaesthesia is not a simple linear process; rather, it is a cycle of three co-dependent elements: data, NSOAPs and funding.

Posted in: UIA > Patient Safety 2019 Language: english

Patient safety is normally defined as omission of harm during medical care in hospital. Relative to the global challenge, a wider scope is needed, including the primary care sector and coverage of care, or lack thereof, as well as quality of care.

Posted in: UIA > Patient Safety 2019 Language: english

This article focuses on the SAFE-T Summit 2018 and its implications.

Posted in: UIA > Patient Safety 2019 Language: english

Surgical and anaesthesia care are undeniably critical to strengthening healthcare systems worldwide and they are steadily gaining support from the World Health Organization (WHO).

Posted in: UIA > Patient Safety 2019 Language: english

This article explores a human resource shortage compounded by the fact that the skills, competencies and clinical experience of providers are often poorly suited to the health needs of the populations being served.

Posted in: UIA > Patient Safety 2019 Language: english

Following the production of International Standards for a Safe Practice of Anaesthesia by the World Federation of Societies of Anaesthesiologists (WFSA) in 1992, which were revised in 2008 and 2010, the European Society of Anaesthesiologists (ESA) and European Board of Anaesthesiology (EBA) launched the Helsinki Declaration on Patient Safety in Anaesthesiology.

Posted in: ATOTW > Patient Safety 2018 Language: portuguese

Este tutorial mostra como aprender com incidentes notificados ao National Health Service England and Wales National Reporting and Learning System, e aborda os seguintes tópicos: segurança na infusão, avaliações pré-operatórias, e a síndrome da implantação óssea do cimento.

Posted in: ATOTW > Patient Safety 2018 Language: english

This case report describes a number of risk factors that are associated with potential deformation or fracture of spinal needles during subarachnoid anaesthesia, followed by some practical tips on how to avoid this complication and how to deal with it if it occurs.

Posted in: ATOTW > Patient Safety 2018 Language: chinese

本教程是基于“英格兰及威尔士国家卫生服务中心报告与学习系统”所收集到的事件研究制定而成,内容涵盖输注安全、术前评估和骨水泥植入综合征三个方面。

Posted in: ATOTW > Patient Safety 2018 Language: french

Mise à jour sur l’apprentissage à partir de récents incidents de sécurité liés à l’anesthésie des patients, déclarés au Royaume-Uni. Ce tutoriel couvre trois domaines présentés dans ces rapports : la Sécurité du Bloc Neuraxial Central, les Erreurs Médicamenteuses et les Evénements Indésirables.

Posted in: ATOTW > Patient Safety 2018 Language: english

This tutorial is based on learning from incidents reported to the National Health Service England and Wales National Reporting and Learning System, and covers infusion safety, preoperative assessment and bone cement implantation syndrome.

The management of perioperative bleeding involves multiple assessments and strategies to ensure appropriate patient care. Initially, it is important to identify those patients with an increased risk of perioperative bleeding. Next, strategies should be employed to correct preoperative anaemia and to stabilise macrocirculation and microcirculation to optimise the patient's tolerance to bleeding. Finally, targeted interventions should be used to reduce intraoperative and postoperative bleeding, and so prevent subsequent morbidity and mortality. The objective of these updated guidelines is to provide healthcare professionals with an overview of the most recent evidence to help ensure improved clinical management of patients.

Posted in: Guidelines & Standards > Patient Safety 2018 Language: english

The aim of these guidelines is to provide a comprehensive range of evidence-based recommendations for interventions to be applied during the pre-, intra- and postoperative periods for the prevention of SSI, while also considering aspects related to resource availability and values and preferences.

Posted in: ATOTW > Patient Safety & Professional Wellbeing 2018 Language: french

Assurer la sécurité en anesthésie est difficile. Les professionnels qui pratiquent l’anesthésie doivent maintenir continuellement une prise en charge efficace et sont soumis à un stress routinier lié à un travail intense. Leurs besoins ne sont souvent pas pris en considération en raison de la nature de leur milieu de travail. Le Code de déontologie stipule que les médecins ont une responsabilité éthique et le devoir de préserver et d’améliorer leur propre santé physique, sociale et mentale. Cet article vise à montrer un aperçu sur la santé au travail et sur le bien-être des professionnels travaillant dans le domaine de l’anesthésie.

Posted in: ATOTW > Patient Safety & General Topics 2017 Language: portuguese

Este tutorial foi baseado no “Patient Safety Update” publicado pelo Safe Anaesthesia Liaison Group (SALG). Os casos notificados para o banco de dados do NRLS estão associados a danos severos ou morte dos pacientes, são revisados trimestralmente e formam a base do banco de dados do SALG. As modificações nos textos dos clínicos envolvidos são mínimas, pois são relatos reais. Temas semelhantes são comuns nos casos realçados que influenciam os pontos de aprendizagem. O objetivo do exercício é aprender pela experiência dos outros e de forma que possa melhorar o cuidado dos pacientes.

Posted in: ATOTW > Patient Safety & General Topics 2017 Language: chinese

来自英国最近报道的麻醉相关患者安全事故的最新情况。本指南涵盖了这些报告中的三个领域:安全神经轴封闭,药物误用和禁止事件。

Posted in: ATOTW > Patient Safety & General Topics 2017 Language: english

An update on learning from recent anaesthesia-related patient safety incidents reported in the UK. This tutorial covers three areas featured in these reports: safe neuraxial blockade, drug errors and never events.

Posted in: ATOTW > Patient Safety & Professional Wellbeing 2017 Language: spanish

La salud mental de los anestesiólogos es comúnmente ignorada y desatendida. Garantizar un bienestar profesional favorable requiere conciencia, reconocimiento y dedicación para cultivar una mentalidad saludable. Este tutorial analiza el estrés ocupacional en la anestesia, los factores de riesgo asociados, las capacidades de enfrentamiento, las iniciativas individuales y organizacionales para salvaguardar el bienestar profesional.

Posted in: All > Patient Safety & Professional Wellbeing 2017 Language: chinese

麻醉医生的心理健康被普遍忽视。良好的职业幸福需要应用意识、认识和奉献精神来培养健康的心态。本教程讨论了麻醉职业相关的压力,相关的危险因素、应对能力、个人和组织的举措,以保障麻醉医生的职业健康幸福。

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