Best Practice & Research: Clinical Anaesthesiology

In practical paperback format, each 200 page topic-based issue of Best Practice & Research: Clinical Anaesthesiology will provide a comprehensive review of current clinical practice and thinking within the specialty anaesthesiology.

All chapters are commissioned and written by an international team of practicing clinicians with the Guest Editors for each issue drawn from a pool of renowned experts and opinion leaders.

Volume 25, number 2 June 2011, Elsevier










Preface: Patient Safety in Anaeshesiology – S. Staender, J. Mellin-Olsen, P. Pelosi and H. van Aken

    1. How do we know that we are doing a good job – can we measure the quality of our work?
      Sven Erik Gisvold & Sigurd Fasting
    2. Morbidity in anaesthesia : today and tomorrow
      Guy Haller, Thierry Laroche & Fran├žois Clergue
    3. High Reliability Organizations (HROs)
      Kathleen M.Sutcliffe
    4. The contribution of labelling to safe medication administration in anaesthetic practice
      Alan F. Merry, Diana Shipp & Jocelyn S. Lowinger
    5. WHO Surgical Checklist
      Ravi P. Mahajan
    6. Managing the aftermath of critical incidents: meeting the needs of healthcare providers and patients
      Tanja Manser
    7. Effective handover communication: an overview of research and improvement efforts
      Tanja Manser & Simon Foster
    8. Human performance limitations (stress, fatigue, prospective memory, communication)
      Ronnie J. Glavin
    9. Incident Reporting in Anaesthesiology
      Sven Staender
    10. Non-Technical Skills for Anaesthetists: Developing and Applying ANTS
      Rhona Flin & Rona Patey
    11. Safety culture in anaesthesiology: basic concepts and practical application
      Konstantinos Arfanis, Evridiki Fioratou,Andrew Smith
    12. Simulation and CRM
      Doris ├śstergaard, Peter Dieckmann & Anne Lippert
    13. Education, Teaching & Training in Patient Safety
      Marcus Rall
    14. Closed claims analysis
      Julia Metzner, Karen L. Posner, Michelle S. Lam, Karen B. Domino
    15. The Helsinki Declaration on Patient Safety in Anaesthesiology, putting words into practice
      David Whitaker
    16. Helsinki Declaration on Patient Safety in Anaesthesiology: putting words into practice – German experience
      Alexander Schleppers, Thomas Prien, Hugo Van Aken