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FREE Patient Safety eBook Download

The ESAIC Patient Safety and Quality Committee, in collaboration with Leeuwin Press have arranged for all attendees to Euroanaesthesia 2023 Glasgow to receive a complimentary download of one of the following eBooks, a saving of up to $35USD:

Simply enter the coupon code ESAICEA23 on checkout to receive this special offer.

This offer will be valid until midnight, Tuesday, June 6th 2023 GMT.

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Patient Safety eBook

There is a mountain of published literature on optimal management for many operating room crises, such as local anaesthetic systemic toxicity or cardiac arrhythmias. But despite this, even expert clinicians frequently omit or delay key actions, with detrimental impacts on patient morbidity and mortality. In the decade since the 2010 Helsinki Declaration on Patient Safety in Anaesthesiology, great strides have been made in the arena of cognitive aids to enable healthcare teams to deliver better care to our patients, during and peri-crisis. One of the first actions of the EBA/ESA Helsinki Declaration Implementation Task Force was to produce and promote a series of Crisis Checklists. Building upon the WHO Surgical Safety Checklist for normal workflow, which was highlighted in Helsinki, multiple groups globally have worked on emergency manuals, including development, simulation testing, clinical implementation studies and training resources.  

Chapter 12: Emergency Manuals as cognitive aids: from simulations to clinical implementations and Uses (Goldhaber-Fiebert)¬†Ten years of the Helsinki Declaration on patient safety in Anaesthesiology, European Journal of Anaesthesiology: July 2020 ‚Äď Volume 37 ‚Äď Issue 7 ‚Äď p 521-610 doi: 10.1097/EJA.0000000000001244¬†

Leeuwin Press has worked closely with David Borshoff to produce the Anaesthetic Crisis Manual (ACM). 

The ACM has been both endorsed and extensively referenced by the European Society of Anaesthesiology¬†and Intensive Care¬†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 ‚ÄėHighly Commended‚Äô in the BMA 2012 Medical Book Awards and is endorsed by the Australian Society of Anaesthetists.¬†

The ACM is now joined by the Resuscitation Crisis Manual and the Perfusion Crisis Manual 

 

Go to the official website

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The ACM

The Anaesthetic Crisis Manual is a practical quick-reference e-manual in Aviation Checklist format, giving step-by-step instructions for the management of the most common anaesthetic crises encountered in the operating room.

  • Interactive Index for fast navigation
  • Return to Index/Crisis Prevention button on all pages
  • Direct link buttons to jump to related tabs
  • Works with Apple and Android mobile devices plus¬†desktop¬†and laptop computers

32 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 diagnostic pathways and checklists for adverse parameter changes as well as a 15-point machine check.

Colour-coding, bulleted and numbered lists enhance memory recall in a stressful situation. The interactive features enable quick and easy navigation in the midst of a crisis.

Portable and easily accessible, it provides cognitive support in the midst of an operating room crisis, as well as providing essential material for simulation training, teaching and crisis management rehearsal.

A must for every anesthesiologist, CRNA, trainee and operating room.

The RCM

The Resuscitation Crisis Manual 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.
Each protocol has been written by an expert in the field, reassuring the clinician that content is both reliable and current.
Features:

  • An interactive Index for fast navigation
  • A return to Index/Crisis Prevention button on all pages
  • Direct link buttons allow immediate access to related tabs
  • Works with Apple and Android¬†mobile¬†devices plus¬†desktop¬†and laptop computers

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.

 

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The PCM

The Perfusion Crisis Manual is the third in the series by Leeuwin Press. It is a collection of cognitive aids presented in aviation format containing boldface actions to assist the perfusionist in crisis management.

  • Interactive Index for fast navigation
  • Return to Index/Crisis Prevention button on all pages¬†
  • Direct link buttons to jump to related tabs
  • Works with Apple and Android mobile devices plus¬†desktop¬†and laptop computers

Like The Anaesthetic Crisis Manual (The ACM) and The Resuscitation Manual (The RCM) before it, The PCM consists of emergency protocols as well as procedure checklists to facilitate rapid management of perfusion-related crises.

With over 60 years of combined cardiac anaesthesia experience, Paul Sadleir, Stephen Same and David Borshoff have collaborated with expert working perfusionists to create a valuable and potentially lifesaving resource for all who work in Cardiopulmonary Bypass (CPB) and Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO).

Colour-coding, bulleted and numbered lists enhance memory recall in a stressful situation. The interactive features enable quick and easy navigation in the midst of a crisis.

Portable and easily accessible, it provides cognitive support in the midst of an operating room crisis, as well as providing essential material for simulation training, teaching and crisis management rehearsal.

A valuable resource for all those involved in cardiopulmonary bypass and ECMO.