The ‘NAP5 Handbook’: Concise practice guidance on the prevention and management of accidental awareness during general anaesthesia | Association of Anaesthetists
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The ‘NAP5 Handbook’: Concise practice guidance on the prevention and management of accidental awareness during general anaesthesia

Summary

    The 5th National Audit Project (or NAP5) of the Royal College of Anaesthetists and Association of Anaesthetists was the largest ever study into accidental awareness during general anaesthesia (AAGA). Numerous publications emerged from the project and whereas a comprehensive list of 64 recommendations were made, the full report and associated publications were primarily academic outputs not accessible to all practitioners as a day-to-day ready reference, nor did they provide practical recommendations that individuals could use in their daily practice. The purpose of this publication is to distil and interpret the findings of the 5th National Audit Project into actions that individuals (and organisations) can follow to reduce the risk of accidental awareness.