Future Leaders Communiqué Volume 5 Issue 1 January 2020
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Case: The Perils of Clinical Handover
Post-Operative Complications in Cervical Spine Surgery
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In this edition of Future Leaders Communiqué, we present a case where the patient required multiple clinicians from different subspecialties to share and coordinate his care.
Our expert commentary explores the potential complications following decompressive cervical spine surgery noting that the post-operative care of a patient following cervical spine surgery is not a common experience for many clinicians.
Effective communication when we are outside our sphere of experience is often an elusive challenge for all clinician. There are lessons for us all in traversing this fraught area; from recognition of ‘red flags’ in the post-operative course to acknowledging and communicating our inexperience to our fellow clinicians.