New draft for member consultation: Safe transfer of the brain-injured patient: trauma and stroke; 2018

Safe transfer of the brain-injured patient: trauma and stroke; 2018guideline is in its final draft stage and comments are invited from members. Please read the draft and submit comments to workingparties@aagbi.org.

All comments submitted will be considered before a final version is brought before the Associations  Board for approval. The closing date for comment submission is 5pm on Friday 4 January 2019

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Brain injury transfer member consultation

Please see my suggested comment maybe for line 332

All IV medicines required for a safe transfer including those for possible intubation should be provided in prefilled syringes wherever possible (1). It is even more hazardous to try and safely prepare and correctly label IV drugs in a prompt and sterile manner during a patient transfer than in an operating theatre or ICU.

Ref 1. RPS Safe and Secure Handling of Medicines guidance. Appendix C: Operating theatres. December 2018

https://www.rpharms.com/recognition/setting-professional-standards/safe-and-secure-handling-of-medicines/professional-guidance-on-the-safe-and-secure-handling-of-medicines

Also see painting ‘IN SAFE HANDS’ by Stuart Brown hanging in basement floor, Royal College of Anaesthetists, Churchill House