The aim of the Anesthesia Closed Claims Project is to improve perioperative patient safety by the study of adverse events in closed claims collected at participating malpractice insurance organizations in the U.S. The project is funded by the Anesthesia Quality Institute, the patient safety component of the American Society of Anesthesiologists. The lecture will briefly describe study methodology, present an overview of perioperative injuries and their causes, describe judgment problems with difficult airway management, failures in anesthesiologist situational awareness, communication failures resulting in patient injury, aspiration of gastric contents, and adverse events associated with acute pain management.
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