Colleen Harnett1, Terry Tan2 1Fellow in High Risk Obstetric Anaesthesia, and Quality & Patient Safety, Coombe Hospital. 2Consultant Anaesthesiologist, Coombe Hospital Introduction The National Perinatal Epidemiology Centre (NPEC) annual report on Severe Maternal Morbidity (SMM) 2021 identified 5 cases requiring ICU/CCU admission categorised under the term “anaesthetic complication” (Leitao et al., 2022). All 5 cases were related to neuraxial anaesthesia for caesarean section. There were 21,523 caesarean sections carried out in Ireland in 2021 giving an SMM incidence of 1:500,000 (0.0002%) due to anaesthesia complications. Although these incidents are extremely rare, it can be
KP Moore Medal Competition 2022 CALL FOR ABSTRACTS In association with National Patient Safety in Anaesthesia Conference Friday 11th November 2022 Anaesthesiologists in training are invited to submit abstracts on a topic related to Patient Safety in Anaesthesia, for consideration as a presentation at the KP Moore Medal Competition 2022. The KP Moore medal will be presented to best trainee presentation at the National Patient Safety in Anaesthesia Conference on Friday 11th November 2022. Submissions not selected to give an oral presentation will be invited to submit a 6 minute podcast on their work. There will
KP Moore Medal Competition 2021 Competition is now closed for new abstracts In association with National Patient Safety in Anaesthesia Conference Friday 12th November 2021 Anaesthetists in training are invited to submit abstracts on a topic related to Patient Safety in Anaesthesia, for consideration as a presentation at the KP Moore Medal Competition 2021. The KP Moore medal will be presented to best trainee presentation at the National Patient Safety in Anaesthesia Conference on Friday 12th November 2021. Submissions not selected to give an oral presentation will be invited to submit a 6 minute podcast on
This is a consensus document produced by expert members of a Working Party established by the Association of Anaesthetists in 2019. It has been seen and approved by the Association of Anaesthetists’ Board of Directors. It has been endorsed by the Defence Medical Services, the Intensive Care Society, Health Education England, NHS Practitioner Health, College of Anaesthesiologists of Ireland, and the Royal College of Anaesthetists. Summary Anaesthetists are thought to be at increased risk of suicide amongst the medical profession. The aims of the following guidelines are: increase awareness of suicide and associated vulnerabilities, risk
The 4th National Annual Patient Safety in Anaesthesiology Conference took place, virtually, on Friday, November 13th. One hundred and eighty attendees heard excellent and expert presentations from: Dr. Dorothy Breen Rescuing the Acutely Deteriorating Patient; Dr. Amy Donnelly Opioids for Acute Pain in Ireland; Dr. Emma Cunningham Postoperative Cognitive Events in the Older Patient; Prof. Andrew Smith The Helsinki Declaration on Patient Safety in Anaesthesiology; Dr. John Fitzsimons Shared Learning; and Dr. Stephen Drage Learning from the HSIB Maternity Investigation Program. The KP Moore Medal also attracted substantial attention, with 95 abstracts submitted prior to the event.