Perils and Pitfalls With the Rapid Infusion Catheter (RIC)

APSF Newsletter, February 2020

Dear Rapid Response: Introduction The rapid infusion catheter (RIC) is a device used to convert standard peripheral intravenous (PIV) access into a large-volume resuscitation portal.1 The placement of this large-bore…

An Incident of GlideScope® Stat Cover Failure

APSF Newsletter, February 2020

Dear Rapid Response: GlideScope® Stat Tip Breaks in Patient’s Airway I would like to present a scenario in which the tip of a disposable GlideScope® Stat cover inadvertently broke off…

Monitoring Gaps

APSF Newsletter, June 2019

Dear Rapid Response: The American Society of Anesthesiologists standards for basic anesthetic monitoring require that all patients receiving an anesthetic have arterial blood pressure monitored, at a minimum frequency of…

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