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Ian Solsky, MD, and Alex B. Haynes, MD, MPH; December 2017
Prior to performing a bilateral femoral artery embolectomy on a man with coronary artery disease and diabetes, the team used a surgical safety checklist for a preoperative briefing. Although the surgeon told the anesthesiologist the patient would benefit from epidural analgesia continued into the perioperative period, he failed to mention the patient would be therapeutically anticoagulated for several days postoperatively. No postoperative debriefing was conducted. The anesthesiologist continued orders for epidural analgesia and the epidural catheter remained in place, putting the patient at risk of bleeding.
Valencia MJ. Boston Globe. March 10, 2011.
This newspaper article reports on a fatal medication error involving an anticoagulant overdose.
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Dos Reis Macedo LG, de Oliveira L, Pintão MC, Garcia AA, Pazin-Filho A. Am J Emerg Med. 2011;29:613-617.
Inadequate dosing of anticoagulant medications was common in the emergency department due to inaccurate estimation of body weight.