Nickie Damico, PhD, CRNA, CHSE

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Accidental Extubation in the Prone Position

“…the patient was returned to the supine position on a stretcher. The reason for the…

Loss of Situation Awareness Leading to Fatal Hemorrhage

“As the blankets and drapes that covered the patient were pulled back to start the…

Shift in Patient Position During Surgery

“ The surgeon was having difficulty exposing the polyp and requested steeper Trendelenburg position. [The…

Unintentional Intraoperative Extubation

“When the ETT was slightly withdrawn, the patient was accidentally extubated.”   Case Context   …

Muscle Relaxant Administration Error

“Another member of the anesthesia team began going through the anesthesia drug drawer and administered…

Severe Hypotension During Induction

“His arterial BP was 40s/20, HR 90s. Soon the arterial waveform was lost. Both carotid…

Massive Pulmonary Embolism

Massive Pulmonary Embolism

“There were no other available extremities to place the pulse oximeter…The anesthesia provider…attempted to feel…

Cardiac Arrest After Anectine Administration

“An intubating laryngeal mask airway was placed but was also unsuccessful in facilitating ventilations. The…

Complete Airway Obstruction After Tonsillectomy and Adenoidectomy

“The SpO2 fell to less than 50%, the heart rate was less than 40 beats…

Pediatric Laryngospasm

“Spontaneous respirations ceased at this point and positive pressure through the anesthesia circuit did not…