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OBJECTIVE To study the clinical contexts contributing to harmful medication errors. DESIGN, SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS A qualitative study using semi-structured interviews was conducted between March and August 2005 at Fremantle Hospital, a 450-bed metropolitan teaching hospital. Twenty-six of 46 staff members (57%) identified by pharmacy staff as having… (More)
The safety and efficacy of prolonged infusion of alphaxalone/alphadolone (Alfathesin: Glaxo) was assessed in 20 critically ill patients needing sedation during intermittent positive pressure ventilation in a general intensive care unit. The mean dose of Alfathesin infused was 1542 ml (range: 225 to 4820 ml) over 6.9 days (3 to 16 days) at rates between 5… (More)
An obese man, with an attack of myocardial ischaemia, developed arrhythmias only when he was asleep. Episodes of sinus bradycardia occurred progressing to arterioventricular block and sinus arrest. These changes in the cardiac rhythm coincided with periods of sleep apnoea.