Summary Adverse events are reported to take place regularly during routine medical treatment. Providing safe medical treatment at the site of emergency is an even greater challenge because situations and circumstances are often complex and require multi-team efforts. Induction and maintenance of anaesthesia are an excellent example of complex and dangerous tasks in emergency medicine and have recently been commented on by expert pannels. This article focusses on problems, pitfalls and solutions during induction of emergency anaesthesia and suggests the use of checklists to improve patient safety. Such a checklist is presented step by step focussing on pediatric patients.
Research Areas and Centers
- Academic Focus: Center for Brain, Behavior and Metabolism (CBBM)