Child dies at urgent care clinic

In Patient Safety on August 6, 2011 at 9:25 pm

Apparently the closest children’s hospital was 30 miles away. Most of these procedures in a 6 yr old would be done there in the OR under anesthesia.
I can’t imagine what was done with the lidocaine but it seems a clinical guideline would have prevented this tragedy. Also children’s care is a specialty and there should be tighter control on the expertise required to treat them.

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