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Kevin C. Huoh, MD; Kristina W. Rosbe, MD; June 2011
A healthy child underwent tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy. Extubated after an uneventful surgery, within an hour the child became hypoxic and unable to breathe spontaneously, requiring reintubation.
Journal Article > Commentary
A practical framework for patient care teams to prospectively identify and mitigate clinical hazards.
Herzer KR, Rodriguez-Paz JM, Doyle PA, et al. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2009;35:72-81.
This article describes a structured approach to identify and address medical risks that might arise from changes in clinical practice.
Journal Article > Study
Association between night-time surgery and occurrence of intraoperative adverse events and postoperative pulmonary complications.
Cortegiani A, Gregoretti C, Neto AS, et al; LAS VEGAS Investigators, PROVE Network, Clinical Trial Network of the European Society of Anaesthesiology. Br J Anaesth. 2019;122:361-369.
This study found that patients undergoing surgery at night were more likely to develop intraoperative adverse events, even after adjustment for patient and procedural characteristics. The observed increase in postoperative pulmonary complications was explained by the type of surgery and underlying patient characteristics. This study adds to the body of evidence on risks associated with care outside of usual working hours.