Use of throat pack
is related to hoarse cry and delayed oral feeding.
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.
Patel also violated care standards in December 2013 when another patient under conscious sedation to have teeth extracted inhaled a piece of gauze called a ''throat pack
'' designed to protect him from swallowing foreign objects, the commission found.
Any blood present was suctioned and throat pack
was changed to a fresh one.
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.
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.
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.
The relationship between surgery types and HNP may be attributed to throat packs
, haematoma, undetected neck rotation underneath surgical drapes or neck hyperextension and lateral flexion during surgery (especially cardiothoracic surgeries).
However, the recent National Patient Safety Alert alert on retained throat packs
shows that there is no room for complacency (NPSA 2009a).