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Publication Type: Patient Safety Alert
Single or Multiple Incident: Multiple
Date: 12/18/2017 12:00:00 AM
Country: South Korea

This alert describes four patient safety incidents of death of premature infants while in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). Cause of death was cardiac arrest despite performance of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). Safety management of incubators, infection prevention and control and intensive monitoring were considered and recommendations to address all are provided.

Additional Details

Device:
incubator, masks, gowns
Medication/Gas/Fluid:
oxygen


Four premature babies died in the neonatal intensive care unit