Air-Embolism
Challenge 12B
Air embolism

An air embolism, also known as a gas embolism, is a blockage in the blood vessel due to accumulation of air or gas. Air embolisms are preventable using systematic, watchful approaches in the hospital. In both of APSS 12A and 12B, we discuss the prevention, early detection or diagnosis, and emergency treatment of the embolic event. Other subAPSS for future development may include fat, marrow, and amniotic fluid embolism.

Executive summary checklist

Air embolism (AE) is the presence of gas (usually air) in the circulatory system. In the hospital setting, AE is usually the result of inadvertent injection of air into the venous system. In advertentAE causes serious mortality and morbidity in hospitalized patients.Use this checklist to help you prioritize your actions

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