Fatal endotracheal haemorrhage in a patient undergoing repair of a large ascending aortic aneurysm

P. K. Neema, P. K. Varma, S. Manikandan, R. C. Rathod
2007 European Journal of Anaesthesiology  
The still ever increasing demand for sedation and/or analgesia for diagnostic and therapeutic procedures puts high pressure on anaesthesia care providers all over Europe. Since the capacity to provide that service by anaesthetists is limited in most European countries, guidelines for non-anaesthetist doctors who want to sedate patients on a high-quality level and especially in a safe way are mandatory. This paper, produced by a working party of the European Board of Anaesthesiology of the
more » ... iology of the European Union of Medical Specialists (EUMS/UEMS), gives direction to those practitioners who feel responsibilities in this area of medicine. Close cooperation with anaesthesiologists seems mandatory to achieve and sustain a high-quality standard for our patients undergoing medical or surgical procedures under sedation.
doi:10.1017/s0265021507000452 pmid:17568472 fatcat:qpiuuumnyvaidks6bghh35pupu