Although great strides have been made in anesthesia safety, patients continue to experience unintended harm related to anesthesia and surgical care. We don’t know precisely how often these events occur and we don’t know their causes. because these events are relatively rare today and a system to report and analyze these events does not exist.
Wake up Safe is an initiative designed to fill these gaps in knowledge and to find ways to reduce or eliminate these harmful events.
The Initiative is organized by the Society for Pediatric Anesthesia, the largest professional group for Pediatric Anesthesiologists in the United States.
Wake up Safe contains a registry of serious adverse events reported on a voluntary basis by participating institutions. Names of individual providers and institutions will not be identified and are confidential. Each institution reports the event and a structured analysis of why the event occurred. From a review of the reports we hope to find ways to improve care of children in the perioperative environment.