WIHI: A New Emergency Checklist for Office-Based Surgery
While serious harm, including deaths, remains uncommon in outpatient settings, adverse events can and do occur. When anesthesia is part of the surgical procedure, clinicians and staff need to know about the complications that might arise requiring immediate, lifesaving steps.
What are the complications? What are the specific steps? It's all laid out in a new checklist on this episode of WIHI. Access these resources at http://www.ihi.org/resources/Pages/AudioandVideo/WIHI-New-Emergency-Checklist-for-Office-based-surgery.aspx