An elderly man has died from complications relating to the ingestion of bowel preparation, after several junior doctors at a tertiary hospital failed to alert senior doctors to his deterioration. ‘RR’, an 86-year-old man, who had undergone a subtotal colectomy for bowel cancer a year earlier and had untreated paroxysmal atrial fibrillation, was scheduled to ...
Bowel prep death could have been avoided: Coroner
By Tessa Hoffman
17 May 2018