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

Greig, P.R., Zolger, D., Onwochei, D.N., Thurley, N., Higham, H. and Desai, N. (2023), Cognitive aids in the management of clinical emergencies: a systematic review. Anaesthesia, 78: 343-355.

Carim, G., Torrisi-Steele, G., Henriqson, E. (2022). Trapping Paper Checklists into Screens: How to Free the Resilience Capability of Digital Checklists for Emergency and Abnormal Situations. In: Matos, F., Selig, P.M., Henriqson, E. (eds) Resilience in a Digital Age. Contributions to Management Science. Springer, Cham.

Goldhaber-Fiebert, Sara N. MD; Bereknyei Merrell, Sylvia DrPH; Agarwala, Aalok V. MD, MBA; De La Cruz, Monica M. MPH; Cooper, Jeffrey B. PhD; Howard, Steven K. MD,; Asch, Steven M. MD; Gaba, David M. MD, Clinical Uses and Impacts of Emergency Manuals During Perioperative Crises, Anesthesia & Analgesia: December 2020 – Volume 131 – Issue 6 – p 1815-1826 doi: 10.1213/ANE.0000000000005012