Risk Management in Anesthesia

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Bundharika Artnasiaw
Theeravat Chalacheeva
Varinee Lekprasert


Background: The risk is defined as the probability that a specific adverse event will occur in a specific time period or as a result of a given situation. Anesthesia practice is an unusual specialty in the way that it involves placing patients in a risky situation; by making them unconscious, unresponsive and paralyzed; and then bringing them back to the usual state safely. Despite the nature of anesthesia practice as a high-risk activity, modern anesthesia is considered to be relatively safe, probably due to the introduction of improved anesthesia drugs and monitoring, as well as the increasing number of trained anesthesiologists and clinical research

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