Safety guideline: reducing the risk from cemented hemiarthroplasty for hip fracture 2015

June 24, 2015

Source:  Anaesthesia 70/5 pp. 623-6

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Date of publicationMay 2015

Publication type:  Journal article/Guidelines

In a nutshell: This is a consensus document produced by a Working Party established by the Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland, with representatives from the British Orthopaedic Association and British Geriatric Society. The guideline is presented for the preparation and conduct of anaesthesia and surgery in patients undergoing cemented hemiarthroplasty for hip fracture. The Working Party analysed recent publications highlighting complications occurring during the peri-operative period. The advice presented is based on previously published advice and clinical studies.

Length of Publication:  4 pages

Missed diagnosis of fractures in children

April 30, 2012

Source:  National Reporting and Learning System, NPSA

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Date of publication: Feb 2012

Publication type:  Report

In a nutshell:  This report highlighted the issues relating to missed fractures in children.  These issues include morbidity if diagnosis and treatment is delayed.

Length of publication:  1 web page