Nickie Damico, PhD, CRNA, CHSE

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Narcotized in the PACU

“The anesthesia provider asked for an Ambu® bag and the recovery room nurse realized all…

Carpal Tunnel Release

“The patient, who had previously been alert and oriented, was now complaining of tinnitus, dizziness,…

Pediatric Airway Obstruction During Transport

“Upon arrival in the PACU, I first noticed a change in the color of the…

Fire in the Operating Room

Electrocautery Unit Fire in the Operating Room

“Shortly thereafter, the electrocautery unit was utilized to facilitate excision of the lesion and almost…

Failed Intubation and Mask Ventilation in an Emergency Cesarean Section

”There was no chest rise, no ETCO2, and the oxygen saturation was plummeting into the…

Anaphylaxis

“…the patient stated, ‘I’m burning’. The nurse anesthetist questioned the patient regarding burning at the…

Stretcher Lock Failure

“The stretcher lock failed…creating a small divide between the stretcher and bed.”

Oxygen Desaturation After Extubation

“Upon arrival to PACU, the patient’s overall color was ashen and his lips became cyanotic.”…

Negative Pressure Pulmonary Edema with Use of a Laryngeal Mask Airway

“… at which time copious quantities of pink, frothy secretions poured out of the laryngeal…

Anticipated Difficult Airway

“The moment the anesthesia provider said, ‘I can see the cords, please thread the tube’, the patient vomited.”