Anaesthetic Crisis Manual
Book Review: The Anaesthetic Crisis Manual, David C Borshoff The Anaesthetic Crisis Manual (The ACM), was first published in 2011 and is a collection of 22 life threatening crises that anaesthetists manage in everyday practice. Based on the cockpit QRH (quick reference handbook) used in the airline industry, and using CRM (crew resource management) principles developed for aviation safety, the ACM brings tried and tested checklist instruction to the field of Patient Safety. LITFL reviewed the book as a potential resource in the setting of the emergency resuscitation area and at the ICU bedside. The ACM utilises accepted national and international resuscitation guidelines, with input from anaesthetic special interest groups and has been on our radar for use in the Emergency Department since it was ‘highly commended‘ at the BMA Medical Book Awards 2012. The ACM is presented in highly functional, robust and fluid resistant material, ideal for the emergency room environment and is endorsed by the ESA (European Society of Anaesthesiology) and ASA (Australasian Society of Anaesthetists). Consisting of both a Crisis Protocol section, which provides a checklist of tasks to complete when the diagnosis is known, and a Crisis Prevention section for troubleshooting before a crisis develops, the ACM provides concise, clear and simply worded instructions for use by any health professional leading or assisting in crisis management. Even the most experienced clinicians can for...
Source: Life in the Fast Lane - Category: Emergency Medicine Doctors Authors: Mike Cadogan Tags: Book Review Education eLearning Emergency Medicine Featured Reviews ACM Anaesthetic Crisis Manual Anesthetic Manual CRM David C Borshoff Dr Borshoff QRH Source Type: blogs
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