Patient Safety

Free for all delegates: The Anaesthetic Crisis Manualor & The Resuscitation Crisis Manual eBooks

As part of the ESA continuing support for the implementation of the Helsinki Declaration on Patient Safety in Anaesthesiology the Patient Safety and Quality Committee has arranged for all delegates at Euroanaesthesia 2019 to receive a FREE copy of either the International version of THE ANAESTHETIC CRISIS MANUAL (ACM) eBook or THE RESUSCIATION CRISIS MANUAL (RCM) e-Book

Please complete the form here and you'll receive by e-mail the unique coupon and detailed instructions about how to download either of the e-books.

The RCM 

The Resuscitation Crisis Manual (The RCM), is a collection of the initial critical actions required to temporize life-threatening crises in crashing patients.

Based on the cockpit QRH (quick reference handbook) used in the airline industry and using crew resource management principles developed for aviation safety, the RCM brings tried and tested checklist guidance to the field of Patient Safety.

Using accepted national and international resuscitation guidelines, as well as input from resuscitation and critical care specialty groups, the RCM is presented in a highly functional, robust and fluid-resistant handbook, ideal for the emergency department or intensive care environment. Each protocol has been written by an expert in the field, reassuring the clinician that content is both reliable and current.

Divided into two sections, The RCM consists of Crisis Management Protocols, each providing directives to complete when the diagnosis is known, and a second section outlining Crisis Procedures as well as Procedural Checklists. It provides clear, concise instruction for use by any health professional leading or assisting in crisis management.

A collaboration by Scott Weingart, critical care clinician and internationally renowned medical podcaster (EMcrit) with David Borshoff, anaesthesiologist and author of the popular Anaesthetic Crisis Manual (The ACM), The Resuscitation Crisis Manual will provide excellent support to all involved in resuscitation.

The ACM 

22 crisis management protocols cover the major scenarios requiring immediate therapeutic intervention to prevent a catastrophic outcome. These include life-threatening cardiac, circulatory, airway, respiratory, metabolic and drug induced events.

A crisis prevention section includes a 15-point machine check, and patient parameter checklist to help diagnose rapidly deteriorating events.

Colour-coding, bulleted and numbered lists enhance memory recall in a stressful situation.

The tabbed layout enables quick and easy navigation and use in the midst of a crisis.

The hard copy version is printed on a premium quality, waterproof & tear resistant synthetic card that is both durable and easily cleaned. A must for every anaesthesiologist, CRNA, trainee and operating room.

The ACM has been both endorsed and extensively referenced by the European Society of Anaesthesiology in the creation of their website based operating room crisis checklists, consistent with the goals of the 2010 Helsinki Declaration for Patient Safety in Anaesthesiology. It was ‘Highly Commended’ in the BMA 2012 Medical Book Awards and is endorsed by the Australian Society of Anaesthetists.

The ACM V2 includes updated guidelines, additional protocols, a new coloured format and protective plastic covers. At a new hardcopy price of only $45 (eBook is free for Euroanaesthesia delegates) there is good reason to have this patient safety initiative present in all anaesthetising locations as well as in your briefcase.