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Open Book: Extravasation injury during surgery

16th November, 2021

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.