No Strike Outs in Anterior Cervical Surgery Airway Management
A Streamlined Safety Protocol
The educational materials below are part of the CSRS Special Projects Committee's "Culture of Safety " focus for 2020. Dr. Todd Albert will moderate a Safety symposia at the 2020 Annual Meeting to highlight this effort.
This video is for all nurses, anesthesiologists, and spine surgeons who care for cervical spine patients after anterior procedures. It is a rational step-by-step algorithm to assess and treat the rare but potentially catastrophic postoperative complication of retropharyngeal hematoma. This coherent procedure aligns all of our medical staff in efficiently and effectively treating this problem-and will save lives.