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Feasibility of confirming drugs administered during anaesthesia

Reference number
1286
Issue date12 October 2010
TypeData report

This report presents the results of a qualitative study to assess the feasibility of introducing the practice of confirmation of injectible drugs administered during anaesthesia, to reduce drug errors. The primary audience for the report is all members of the theatre team, particularly anaesthetists, operating department practitioners (ODPs) and theatre practitioners.

 

The report also aims to highlight practical issues related to the practice of confirming drugs administered during anaesthesia by exploring the perceived benefits, barriers and practicalities of the two different methods of drug confirmation that were studied (second person confirmation and electronic barcode confirmation).

 

This is a collaborative project between the National Patient Safety Agency (NPSA), Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA) and Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland (AAGBI).

 

Feasibility of confirming drugs administered during anaesthesia
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