This page contains information about accessing online journals and articles, as well as linked lists of articles and publications relevant to Safety and Quality.
RAPM BACK ONLINE!
We are pleased to announce that the library has commenced a new online subscription to Regional Anesthesia & Pain Medicine AVAILABLE NOW. Users can access any issue/article from Volume 1, 1976 onwards.
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Top 10 Patient Safety Concerns for Healthcare Organisations (2018 report)
ECRI Institute provides open access to the Executive Brief
Safety of Anaesthesia (Mortality) report
ANZCA publishes triennial reports on anaesthesia mortality in Australia and New Zealand. They can be found in the Safety of Anaesthesia section of the ANZCA Anaesthetic incident reporting webpage.
ANZCA Bulletin - Safety and quality articles
Safety and quality [Internet]. ANZCA Bulletin; 29(2); 2020: 44-45.
Safety and quality. [Internet]. ANZCA Bulletin; 29(1); 2020: 20-25.
Safety and quality. [Internet]. ANZCA Bulletin; 28(4); 2019: 26-27.
Safety and quality. [Internet]. ANZCA Bulletin; 28(3); 2019: 44-47.
ANZCA E-Newsletter - Safety and quality articles
Archived links are provided below to articles of interest in the quality and safety section of recent editions of the ANZCA E-Newsletter:
Perioperative Mortality in New Zealand
Fifth report of the Perioperative Mortality Review Committee ;(the POMRC). Report to the Health Quality & Safety Commission New Zealand (June 2016)
This report presents information on perioperative mortality in New Zealand during 2009–2013 for two new clinical areas: 30-day mortality following operations and procedures under general anaesthesia and day-of-the week mortality. As part of the POMRC’s continued surveillance of perioperative mortality over time, rates for a number of clinical areas and procedures included in previous reports are presented here for 2009–2014.
Last updated: 21 February 2022
Biccard BM, Green-Thompson L. Socially accountable anaesthesia: matching human resources with community need for safe care. Anaesthesia. 2018;73(3):271-274.
Arriaga AF, Sweeney RE, Clapp JT, et al.Failure to debrief after critical events in anesthesia is associated with failures in communication during the event.Anesthesiology. 2019;130(6):1039-1048.
Wong BM, Baum KD, Headrick LA, et al. Building the bridge to quality: an urgent call to integrate quality improvement and patient safety education with clinical care. Academic Medicine : Journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges. 2020;95(1):59-68.
Gelb, A. W., et al. World Health Organization-World Federation of Societies of Anaesthesiologists (WHO-WFSA) International Standards for a Safe Practice of Anesthesia. Anesthesia & Analgesia. 2018; 126(6): 2047-2055.
Harper, N. J. N., et al. Anaesthesia, surgery, and life-threatening allergic reactions: management and outcomes in the 6th National Audit Project (NAP6). British Journal of Anaesthesia. 2018 [epub ahead of print]; available online 21 May 2018.
Schumacher DJ, Frohna JG. Patient safety and quality improvement: A ‘CLER’ time to move beyond peripheral participation. Med Educ Online. 2016;21: 31993
Wallace S, Myles PS, Zeps N, Zalcberg JR.Serious adverse event reporting in investigator-initiated clinical trials.Med J Aust. 2016;204(6):231-233.
Guglielminotti J, Wong CA, Landau R, Li G. Temporal trends in anesthesia-related adverse events in cesarean deliveries, New York state, 2003-2012. Anesthesiology. 2015;123(5):1013-1023.
Leslie K, Myles PS, Kasza J, Forbes A, Peyton PJ, Chan MT, et al. Nitrous oxide and serious long-term morbidity and mortality in the evaluation of nitrous oxide in the gas mixture for anaesthesia (enigma)-ii trial. Anesthesiology. 2015;123(6):1267-1280.
Nanji KC, Patel A, Shaikh S, Seger DL, Bates DW. Evaluation of perioperative medication errors and adverse drug events. Anesthesiology. 2016;124(1):25-34.
Patel S, Loveridge R. Obstetric neuraxial drug administration errors: A quantitative and qualitative analytical review. Anesth Analg. 2015;121(6):1570-1577.
Ramly EP, Larentzakis A, Bohnen JD, Mavros M, Chang Y, Lee J, et al. The financial impact of intraoperative adverse events in abdominal surgery. Surgery. 2015;158(5):1382-1388.
Tscholl DW, Weiss M, Kolbe M, Staender S, Seifert B, Landert D, et al. An anesthesia preinduction checklist to improve information exchange, knowledge of critical information, perception of safety, and possibly perception of teamwork in anesthesia teams. Anesth Analg. 2015;121(4):948-956.
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