General Anesthesiology

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,…

Anaphylaxis

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

Oxygen Desaturation After Extubation

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

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“When the ETT was slightly withdrawn, the patient was accidentally extubated.”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

Complete Airway Obstruction After Tonsillectomy and Adenoidectomy

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

Local Anesthetic Toxicity

“…gentle aspiration was performed and was negative for blood. Approximately one minute after the local…