Open Book: Extravasation injury during surgery
This Open Book alerts providers to the key findings of a recent review of an incident where a patient suffered an extravasation injury that required skin grafts to repair. The patient was left with intermittent pain and loss of muscle strength, resulting in long-term effects on their working life.
The report is relevant to:
- operating theatre staff and team members
- quality improvement, clinical risk and patient safety managers.
We ask providers to consider this report, and whether the changes being made are relevant to their own systems.