Source: National Patient Safety Agency Reference number: 1324
Date of publication: September 2011
Publication type: Alert
In a nutshell: This alert is was of 8 which were recently released from the NPSA. It was created to highlight the risks involved with acupuncture, including pneumothorax, needles being left in the patient following treatment, and a lack of clarity regarding the correct emergency procedures to use.
Length of publication: 1 web page
Some important notes: A list of all 8 alerts are available on the NPSA website