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.