Risk of harm from acupuncture treatment including pneumothorax: Signal

November 3, 2011

Source:  National Patient Safety Agency  Reference number: 1324

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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