RD11 (2016) After a major mishap

 

Things to attend to:

·        Breaking bad news

·        The immediate workplace issues

·        Critical incident support

·        Root cause analysis

(need to amalgamate these?)

 

Immediate workplace response:

Replacement

·     Anaesthetist ceases clinical duties

·     Call in a relief anaesthetist

Isolation

·     Leave the scene untouched

·     Move the list to another operating theatre

Notifications

·     Hospital co-ordinator

·     Hospital insurers

·     ±Coroner

Documentation

·     Draft before final copy

·     Show to anaesthetist ± his/her MDO

·     Facts only

·     No opinions

·     No speculation regarding the cause

·     DO NOT ALTER THE ANAESTHETIC RECORD