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Christopher R. Lee, MD; October 2009
Following surgery for peripheral vascular disease, a patient otherwise ready for discharge complains of liquid shooting from his nose. The surgeons make the patient NPO and order a consultation from an otolaryngologist, who discovers the nasopharyngeal airway still lodged in the patient's nasal cavity.
Perspectives on Safety > Perspective
with commentary by Rainu Kaushal, MD MPH; Sekhar Upadhyayula, MD; David M. Gaba, MD; Lucian L. Leape, MD, Outpatient Safety, May 2006
Over the last decade, surgical operations and interventional procedures have been performed increasingly in offices with the administration of office-based anesthesia (OBA).(1) Economic considerations and convenience have driven this increase. Schultz...
Journal Article > Study
Advanced auditory displays and head-mounted displays: advantages and disadvantages for monitoring by the distracted anesthesiologist.
Sanderson PM, Watson MO, Russell WJ, et al. Anesth Analg. 2008;106:1787-1797.
This simulation study evaluated the performance of a novel advanced auditory display of a patient's vital signs. Participants using the auditory display were better able to detect potential patient safety events.