Making Regional Anaesthesia Safe

Vol 4 | Issue 2 | July-December 2023 | Page 21-26 | Ashish A. Bartakke


Submitted: 12-11-2023; Reviewed: 18-11-2023; Accepted: 25-11-2023; Published: 10-12-2023

Authors: Ashish A. Bartakke [1]

[1] Department of Anaesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine, Hospital Valle de los Pedroches, Pozoblanco, Andalucia, Spain.

Address of Correspondence
Dr. Ashish A. Bartakke,
Senior Faculty Consultant, Department of Anaesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine, Hospital Valle de los Pedroches, Pozoblanco, Andalucia, Spain.


The complexity of current practice in anaesthesiology and perioperative medicine has resulted in employing complex regional anaesthesia techniques to improve patient outcomes in terms of better postoperative pain control and thus facilitate early mobilization and recuperation of patients. However, ensuring patient safety while performing these complex procedures is of paramount importance and all efforts need to be undertaken to minimise the possibility of harm to the patient. Quality improvement and patient safety go hand in hand. Ensuring safe practices in regional anaesthesia is not just an individual task but a collective responsibility of the perioperative team. It thus involves both technical skills as well as non-technical skills and human factors.
This article provides a brief discussion of the various measures involving technical and non-technical factors to improve patient safety in modern day regional anaesthesia practice.
Keywords: Regional Anaesthesia, Patient safety, Non-technical skills, Human factors


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How to Cite this Article:   Bartakke AA | Making Regional Anaesthesia Safe | International Journal of Regional Anaesthesia | July-December 2023; 4(2): 21-26 | DOI:

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