• D. A. Buxton Hopkin


Before discussing the pitfalls of actual induction of anaesthesia, certain preliminary procedures deserve attention. A routine must be established to prevent anaesthetising the wrong patient or performing of the wrong operation. Although anaesthetists are not solely responsible they are part of a series of checking procedures, which includes nurses and surgeons, designed to ensure that errors do not occur.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • D. A. Buxton Hopkin
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  1. 1.Charing Cross and St. Thomas’ Hospitals and Medical SchoolsUniversity of LondonLondonEngland

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