Sometimes you can't save everyone.
Friday, March 12, 2010
a tough day
Yesterday we had a tragic case with an extremely ill pre-eclamptic woman with a dead fetus. The extent of her pathology was far beyond anything we have seen in Canada. Unfortunately, despite the efforts of two staff anesthesiologists, two senior residents and an nurse anesthetist, she died on the operating table. Ariane and I were very upset by this but wrote a detailed account of the case with some recommendations as to how we can improve care in the future. We will be arranging a combined rounds with anesthesia and obstetrics to discuss this case.