Priority 4 from the Anaesthesia (Canada) PSP

UNCERTAINTY: How can errors and patient injuries in anesthesia care be prevented? (JLA PSP Priority 4)
Overall ranking 4
JLA question ID 0084/04
Explanatory note

This question asks about how errors, like giving the wrong medication or the wrong dose, and injuries can be avoided. Respondents wanted to know what strategies could be used, like adding items to a surgical safety checklist.


No systematic reviews identified

Health Research Classification System category  Generic health relevance
Extra information provided by this PSP
Original uncertainty examples How can medication errors (wrong dose, syringe swap) be eliminated? ~ Can targeted risk mitigation pre-operatively decrease the adverse events of surgery?
Submitted by Healthcare providers, caregivers, patients
PSP information
PSP unique ID 0084
PSP name Anesthesia (Canada)
Total number of uncertainties identified by this PSP. 49  (To see a full list of all uncertainties identified, please see the detailed spreadsheet held on the JLA website)
Date of priority setting workshop 15 May 2019