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Safety alert - Risk of death and severe harm from failure to obtain and continue flow from oxygen cylinders

11. January 2018 - 8:15
Thu, 11/01/2018

 

Safety alert - Risk of death and severe harm from failure to obtain and continue flow from oxygen cylinders.
https://improvement.nhs.uk/news-alerts/failure-to-obtain-and-continue-flow-from-oxygen-cylinders/

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Shortlist announced for the 2018 AAGBI Award for Innovation in Anaesthesia, Critical Care and Pain

10. January 2018 - 11:26
Wed, 10/01/2018

The Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland (AAGBI) has announced the shortlist for its 2018 Award for Innovation in Anaesthesia, Critical Care and Pain:

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Comments invited from members on the draft AAGBI guideline Cell salvage for peri-operative blood conservation

19. December 2017 - 9:25
Wed, 20/12/2017

Comments invited from members on the draft AAGBI guideline Cell salvage for peri-operative blood conservation

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Clinical staff fatigue: Anaesthesia and intensive care professional bodies equip NHS hospitals with educational fatigue resource in bid to tackle growing issue

12. December 2017 - 17:00
Wed, 13/12/2017

Following the tragic death of an anaesthetic trainee who fell asleep while driving home after a hospital night shift, the Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland (AAGBI), the Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA) and the Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine (FICM) have launched an initiative to address the impact of fatigue and shift working on doctors and the consequences for wellbeing and patient safety.  

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Quick Reference Handbook consultation

22. November 2017 - 13:12
Wed, 22/11/2017

Quick Reference Handbook (QRH) for unexpected crises in anaesthesia is in its final draft stage and comments are invited from members.

Please read the draft here and submit comments by email to workingparties@aagbi.org. All comments submitted will be considered before a final version is brought to the AAGBI Board for approval.

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Safety alert - Confirming removal or flushing of lines and cannulae after procedures

10. November 2017 - 10:59
Fri, 10/11/2017

The AAGBI wishes to bring this safety alert to the attention of its members.

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Consultation on professional regulation

6. November 2017 - 13:01
Mon, 06/11/2017

The government have opened a consultation on professional regulation (Promoting professionalism, reforming regulation). This consultation may lead to very significant changes, and we are very keen, as a members’ organisation, to respond on behalf of the profession about such a key part of our working environment.

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Major vascular injuries during lumbar disc surgery

4. October 2017 - 10:35
Wed, 04/10/2017

The Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland (AAGBI) is passing on important information following the death of a patient:

There is a 1:4000 risk of abdominal vessel injury during lumbar spine discectomy. Teams delivering such surgery should know about this rare but life-threatening complication and be prepared and able to manage the situation.

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Major vascular injuries during lumbar disc surgery

4. October 2017 - 10:35
Wed, 04/10/2017

The Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland (AAGBI) is passing on important information following the death of a patient:

There is a 1:4000 risk of abdominal vessel injury during lumbar spine discectomy. Teams delivering such surgery should know about this rare but life-threatening complication and be prepared and able to manage the situation.

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