Chapter

Critical incidents

Catherine Spoors and Kevin Kiff

in Training in Anaesthesia

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print March 2010 | ISBN: 9780199227266
Published online November 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191753176 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199227266.003.0025

Series: Oxford Speciality Training

Critical incidents

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Critical incidents and risk - Basic and Advanced Life Support - Difficult or failed intubation - Laryngospasm - Sudden or progressive difficulty with IPPV - Hypoxia during anaesthesia - Oxygen failure during anaesthesia - Abnormalities of end-tidal CO2 - Severe bronchospasm - Anaphylaxis - Tension pneumothorax - Air/gas pulmonary embolism - Arterial embolism and intra-arterial injection - Abnormalities of blood pressure during anaesthesia - Intraoperative tachyarrhythmias I - Intraoperative tachyarrhythmias II - Intraoperative bradycardia - Perioperative myocardial ischaemia - Haemolytic transfusion reactions - Adverse drug reactions - Local anaesthetic toxicity - Malignant hyperthermia - Status epilepticus

Chapter.  15550 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Anaesthetics

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