Patient safety in orthopaedics: State of the art.

January 30, 2013

Source:   Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery Series B Vol/iss  94B/12  pp1595-1597.

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Date of publication:  December 2012

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: The authors summarise and focus on the safety concerns within the field of trauma and orthopaedic surgery with specific emphasis placed on current controversies and reforms within the National Health Service.

Length of publication: 3 pages

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Best practice in the management of epidural analgesia in the hospital setting

January 28, 2011

Source: NHS Evidence Health Management

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Date of publication: November 2010

Publication type: Guidelines

In a nutshell: These guidelines look at best practice in the use of epidural analgesia within hospitals.  The main subjects focused on are continuous influsions, intermittent top-up injections and patient-controlled epidural analgesia (PCEA).  They also look at the features of epidural pain management services.

Length of publication: 15 pages