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A problem shared: Dealing with critical incidents in anaesthetics

Post date: 30/07/2013

The information within this article was correct at the time of publishing. Last updated 18/05/2020

In anaesthetics things can go wrong very quickly. It is up to anaesthetists to work out quickly what has caused a patient to deteriorate and act quickly to prevent harm occurring to the patient. In this interesting podcast, consultant anaesthetist and MPS medicolegal adviser Dr John Adams explores the key elements of our featured case report 'A problem shared'.

According to Dr Adams, in the heat of the moment it is very easy to forget about the potential medicolegal consequences of critical incidents and what we need to do to protect ourselves as much as possible. Knowing how to safeguard our practice from the outset can make all the difference in defending a future claim.

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