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Crisis Management in Anesthesiology

The fully updated Crisis Management in Anesthesiology continues to provide updated insights on the latest theories, principles, and practices in anesthesiology. From anesthesiologists and nurse anesthetists to emergency physicians and residents, this medical reference book will effectively prepare you to handle any critical incident during anesthesia.

Paperback, 432 Pages

Published: August 2014

Imprint: Saunders

ISBN: 978-0-443-06537-8


  • 1. Fundamentals of Dynamic Decision Making in Anesthesia

    2. Specific Principles of Anesthesia Crisis Resource Management

    3. Teaching Anesthesia Crisis Resource Management

    4. Debriefing

    5. Generic Events

    Acute Hemorrhage

    Cardiac Arrest

    Difficult Tracheal Intubation

    Emergent (Crash) Induction of Anesthesia

    Esophageal Intubation

    High Inspired CO2

    High Peak Inspiratory Pressure




    Operating Room Fire

    ST Segment Change

    The Septic Patient

    The Trauma Patient

    6. Cardiovascular Events

    Acute Coronary Syndrome

    Anaphylactic and Anaphylactoid Reactions

    Autonomic Dysreflexia

    Cardiac Tamponade

    Nonlethal Ventricular Arrhythmias

    Pulmonary Edema

    Pulmonary Embolism

    Sinus Bradycardia

    Supraventricular Arrhythmias

    Venous Gas Embolism

    7. Pulmonary Events

    Airway Burn

    Airway Rupture

    Anterior Mediastinal Mass

    Aspiration of Gastric Contents


    Endobronchial Intubation

    Epiglottitis (Supraglottitis)


    Hypoxemia During One-Lung Ventilation

    Massive Hemoptysis


    Postoperative Stridor

    Unplanned Extubation

    8. Metabolic Events

    Addisonian Crisis (Acute Adrenal Insufficiency)

    Diabetic Ketoacidosis




    Hyponatremia and Hypo-osmolality


    Malignant Hyperthermia

    Metabolic Acidosis



    Thyroid Storm

    Transfusion Reaction

    9. Neurologic Events

    Central Nervous System Injury

    Local Anesthetic Systemic Toxicity

    Perioperative Visual Loss

    Peripheral Nerve Injury

    Postoperative Alteration in Mental Status

    Postoperative Failure to Breathe


    10. Equipment Events

    Carbon Monoxide in the Anesthesia Circuit

    Circle System Expiratory Valve Stuck Closed

    Circle System Inspiratory Valve Stuck Closed

    Circle System Valve Stuck Open

    Common Gas Outlet Failure

    Drug Administration Error

    Electrical Power Failure

    Faulty Oxygen Supply

    Gas Flow Control Malfunction

    Intravenous Line Failure

    Loss of Pipeline Oxygen

    Major Leak in the Anesthesia Breathing Circuit

    Pop-Off Valve Failure

    Ventilator Failure

    Volatile Anesthetic Overdose

    Waste Anesthesia Gas Disposal System Malfunction

    11. Cardiac Anesthesia Events

    Cardiac Laceration

    Coagulopathy Following Cardiopulmonary Bypass

    Emergent "Crash" onto Cardiopulmonary Bypass

    Hypotension During Cardiopulmonary Bypass

    Low Cardiac Output State Post-Cardiopulmonary Bypass

    Massive Systemic Air Embolism

    Protamine Reaction

    12. Obstetric Events

    Amniotic Fluid Embolism (also termed Anaphylactoid Syndrome of Pregnancy)

    Cardiac Arrest in the Parturient

    Difficult Airway in the Parturient

    Emergency Cesarean Section

    Hypotension Following Neuraxial Anesthesia

    Magnesium Toxicity

    Obstetric Hemorrhage

    Pre-eclampsia and Eclampsia

    Total Spinal Anesthesia

    13. Pediatric Events

    Acute Hemorrhage in the Pediatric Patient

    Anaphylaxis in the Pediatric Patient

    Aspiration of a Foreign Body

    Bradycardia in the Pediatric Patient

    Cardiac Arrest in the Pediatric Patient

    Difficult Airway Management in the Pediatric Patient

    Hypotension in the Pediatric Patient


    Masseter Muscle Rigidity

    Sinus Tachycardia in the Pediatric Patient


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