The Emergency Manuals Implementation Collaborative (EMIC) fosters adoption and effective use of emergency manuals to enhance our patients’ safety. Our initial focus is perioperative care, while sharing our lessons with other fields of healthcare.

Our goals are to:

1. Provide a framework for clinicians and teams to train for, manage, debrief, and report critical events.
2. Embed the effective clinical use of emergency manuals into patient care.
3. Build a community to share tools, overcome barriers, and facilitate implementation.
4. Provide resources to improve care in dynamic fields of healthcare with high intrinsic hazard.

Recent EMIC-related Publications

Simmons W R, Huang J (June 12, 2019) Operating Room Emergency Manuals Improve Patient Safety: A Systemic Review. Cureus 11(6): e4888. doi:10.7759/cureus.4888

Alidina S, Goldhaber-Fiebert SN, Hannenberg AA, Hepner DL, Singer SJ, Neville BA, Sachetta JR, Lipsitz SR, Berry WR. Factors associated with the use of cognitive aids in operating room crises: a cross-sectional study of US hospitals and ambulatory surgical centers. Implement Sci. 2018 Mar 26;13(1):50.