By Dr. Art Kanowitz
Unplanned extubation (UE) — the unplanned, uncontrolled removal of a patient’s life-sustaining breathing tube –– is an all-too-common patient safety issue. In fact, it occurs in more [...]
“Correctly placing and securing a breathing tube for a patient and performing an intubation is one of the riskiest procedures in healthcare.” – Drew Fuller, MD, CPPS, MPH, FACEP, RRT
Airway procedures take [...]
Welcome to our June issue of the Patient Safety Newsletter.
This month, we focused on the patient safety challenge topic, airway safety. Failure of airway management can cause unanticipated complications [...]