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In nasal surgery, the addition to the SSCL was made in the third section (sign-out) and was related to the removal of the throat pack by the anesthetist.
At a recent medical ethics seminar, an ear, nose and throat surgeon asked if anyone else would be responsible for removing a patient's throat pack that had been negligently left in place by the anaesthetist.
The insertion of the throat pack should then be verbally communicated to the surgical team by the surgeon or anaesthetist responsible for its placement.
Any blood present was suctioned and throat pack was changed to a fresh one.
A survey of oral surgical practice in the UK (Knepil & Blackburn 2008) showed that the anaesthetist usually placed the throat pack (82%), but less frequently removed it (34%).
The throat pack SPN provides guidance to prevent unintentional retention of throat packs and encourages organisations to implement a policy and procedure which reflects this guidance.
In accordance with accepted practice both worldwide and in our institution, a throat pack was inserted into the pharynx of a nine-year-old boy undergoing surgical removal of six teeth under general anaesthesia.
Subsequent detailed inspection of the foam throat pack revealed that a piece, corresponding with that recovered from the child, was missing from the side of the pack (Figure 1).
Strepsils has launched Throat Pack as part of its an Understanding Sore Throats campaign which is a set of information cards describing causes and relief.
Throat pack was removed and after suctioning of the oral cavity, extubation was done.
After tracheal intubation, a throat pack is usually inserted to protect the airway from soiling with visual and documented evidence of its presence.
However, the recent National Patient Safety Alert alert on retained throat packs shows that there is no room for complacency (NPSA 2009a).