Wrong Site Block

The Safe Anaesthesia Liaison Group have been working closely with partnership organisations and the Safety network. The following items provide a toolkit for anaesthetic teams to use to prevent wrong site block from occurring.

Stop Before You Block
The anaesthetic department at Nottingham University Hospitals, with the support of SALG and Regional Anaesthesia UK (RA-UK), have refined a local initiative entitled Stop Before You Block. Resources to implement this project are below.

Southampton University Hospitals Policy on Local Anaesthetic Blocks
The anaesthetic department at Southampton University Hospitals have shared their policy on local anaesthetic blocks. It can be downloaded for local use and adaptation below.

East Lancashire Hospitals Survey of Wrong Site Regional Anaesthetics
Members of the anaesthetic team at East Lancashire Hospitals have shared a survey of wrong site regional anesthetics and a poster presentation which summaries their findings.