Erica Padgett, CRNA, performs an inhalation induction during a mission trip to Kenya. Erica was a member of a medical team from Norton Kosair Children’s Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky volunteering with KenyaRelief.org, founded by Steve James, CRNA. “It was the most rewarding thing I’ve ever done,” said Erica.
Bilateral Tension Pneumothorax Following Equipment ImprovisationThis case report describes an unexpected event that took place as a result of using improvised equipment. In addition to highlighting the hazards of providing patient care with a non-standard device, this study also provides a powerful example of the human factors that can contribute to medical errors.
Keywords: Equipment improvisation, human factors, normalization of deviance pneumothorax, right angle connector.
Version: 2014;82(1):20-24.Authors: Christine Zambricki, CRNA, DNAP, FAAN,
Carol Schmidt, CRNA, MS,
Karen Vos, CRNA, MS
Version: 2014;82(1):38-45.Authors: LT Martin L. Boese, CRNA, MSN, NC, USN,
CPT Ryan K. Ransom, CRNA, MSN, AN, USA,
LCDR Robert J. Roadfuss, CRNA, MSN, NC, USN,
Lt Col L. Alan Todd, CRNA, MSN, NC, USAF,
CDR Jason M. McGuire, CRNA, PhD, NC, USN