CEC Publications

Deaths under Anaesthesia

Special Committee Investigating Deaths Under Anaesthesia (SCIDUA) case reviews booklet 2015
Special Committee Investigating Deaths Under Anaesthesia (SCIDUA) case reviews booklet 2015

This booklet presents the learning points of reviewed cases where the patient died within 24 hours of anaesthetic administration in a NSW hospital. The case profiles highlight the importance of pre-operative assessment and planning, supervision of junior staff, team work, situational awareness, clinical judgement and decision making as key competencies for safe anaesthetic administration.

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Activities of the Special Committee Investigating Deaths Under Anaesthesia (SCIDUA) 2015 Special Report
Activities of the Special Committee Investigating Deaths Under Anaesthesia (SCIDUA)
Special Reports

The reporting of anaesthesia-related deaths has helped ensure the high quality and safety of anaesthetic administration. These reports provide the evidence for demonstrating the safety and risk of anaesthesia.