Publication: Perioperative anaesthetic adverse events in Thailand (PAAd THAI) study: Incident report of perioperative convulsion
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Journal of Perioperative Practice. Vol.28, No.6 (2018), 152-158
Jatuporn Eiamcharoenwit, Phuping Akavipat, Thidarat Ariyanuchitkul, Nichawan Wirachpisit, Aksorn Pulnitiporn, Orawan Pongraweewan (2018). Perioperative anaesthetic adverse events in Thailand (PAAd THAI) study: Incident report of perioperative convulsion. Retrieved from: https://repository.li.mahidol.ac.th/handle/123456789/46640.
Perioperative anaesthetic adverse events in Thailand (PAAd THAI) study: Incident report of perioperative convulsion
© The Author(s) 2018. The aim of this study was to identify the characteristics of perioperative convulsion and to suggest possible correcting strategies. The multi-centre study was conducted prospectively in 22 hospitals across Thailand in 2015. The occurrences of perioperative adverse events were collected. The data was collated by site manager and forwarded to the data management unit. All perioperative convulsion incidences were enrolled and analysed. The consensus was documented for the relevant factors and the corrective strategies. Descriptive statistics were used. From 2,000 incident reports, perioperative convulsions were found in 16 patients. Six episodes (37.5%) were related to anaesthesia, 31.3% to patients, 18.8% to surgery, and 12.5% to systemic processes. The contributing factor was an inexperienced anaesthesia performer (25%), while the corrective strategy was improvements to supervision (43.8%). Incidents of perioperative convulsion were found to be higher than during the last decade. The initiation and maintenance of safe anaesthesia should be continued.