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Unintentional Arterial Injection

“Just as the anesthesia provider was about to inject the medication, he conducted one more…

Inadvertent Brainstem Anesthesia

“Subsequently, on a quick glance of the EKG, the anesthesia provider realized the patient was…

IV Failure in the ICU

“Upon inspection of the IV site, a swollen and mottled hand was noted.” Case Context…

Anesthesia Machine Close Call

“Unexpectedly, the CO2 canister immediately dropped to the floor with a loud thud.” Case Context…

Corneal Abrasion

“…the patient complained of excruciating pain in the left eye to the point she could…

Interoperative Cardiac Arrest

Intraoperative Cardiac Arrest

“The surgery progressed without incident until the tourniquet developed a leak. With the inadequate occlusion…

Airway Fire in the Operating Room

“ …they were in the process of recording vital signs on the anesthetic record when…

Pulmonary

Pulmonary Embolus Under Anesthesia

“ …after several minutes it was noted that all the adjustments were not helping and…

Aspiration

Aspiration

“The trainee stated he did not have a good view, so the attending took over…