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NAP4 Reports

NAP4 Major complications of airway management in the UK
(led by Dr Tim Cook and Dr Nick Woodall). Published in British Journal of Anaesthesia 2011 and as full report.

The NAPs now have a national and international profile. NAP3 and NAP4 were successful in getting all NHS hospitals to agree to participate. Perhaps uniquely, all these hospitals contributed data to NAPs 3 & 4 enabling the results of the projects to be considered truly representative of UK practice.

 Press Release (213 KB)
 Executive Summary (162 KB)
 Section 1.pdf (3.12 MB)
 Section 2.pdf (3.99 MB)
 Section 3.pdf (1.62 MB)


Major complications of airway management in the UK:
Results of the Fourth National Audit Project of the Royal College of
Anaesthetists and the Difficult Airway Society
British Journal of Anaesthesia