Pennsylvania Patient Safety Advisory
Insight into Preventing Wrong-Site Surgery
Incidence of wrong-site surgery has decreased in Pennsylvania, but PA-PSRS continues to receive reports of its occurrence. PA-PSRS’s analysis suggests opportunities for wrong-site surgery prevention.
Reducing Complications from Interscalene Blocks
An interscalene block (ISB) is an effective anesthetic technique with many advantages, but it is associated with certain complications, such as seizure and arrhythmia. Implementing specific risk reduction strategies before, during, and after ISB may help patients realize the benefits of ISB without the associated complications.
Hats Off to the Unsung Heroes
All healthcare workers can have an influential role in preventing patient harm, not just those staff members who are most directly involved with patient care.