Emergency Manual: Cognitive Aids For Perioperative Critical Events
Stanford Anesthesia Cognitive Aid Group
This tool, containing 25 critical events, was developed by the Stanford Anesthesia Cognitive Aid Group. Development and revisions incorporated iterative simulation testing, feedback from real clinical events, and literature updates. To download this manual free of cost click here.
To access translations into other languages, click here.
Operating Room CrisIs Checklists
Ariadne Labs: A Joint Center at Brigham and Women’s Hospital & the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
These checklists were developed by the team at Ariadne Labs with the goal of improving care during 12 of the most common operating room crises. Most recently these checklists were tested in a randomized control simulator trial and the results have been published in the New England Journal of Medicine Article, “A Simulation-Based Trial of Surgical Crisis Checklists”. Checklist use during operating room crises resulted in nearly a 75% reduction in failure to adhere to critical steps in management. Every team performed better when the crisis checklists were available. For more information and to download these checklists free of cost click here.
Brigham and Women’s Hospital Operating Room Crisis Checklists
Operating Room Crisis Checklists – Ariadne Labs [SPANISH TRANSLATION]
Operating Room Crisis Checklists – Ariadne Labs [CHINESE TRANSLATION]
LABOR AND DELIVERY CRISIS CHECKLISTS
Newton-Wellesley Hospital Labor & Delivery Crisis Checklists
These tools were developed for use in Labor and Delivery at Newton-Wellesley Hospital. They were released in 2016. To download this checklist click here.
Checklist for Trauma Anesthesia
Adapted by Behrens V, Dudaryk R, Nedeff N, Tobin JM, Varon AJ from: A checklist for trauma and emergency anesthesia. Anesth Analg. 2013 Nov;117(5):1178-84. This cognitive aid describes the essential steps to be performed: before patient arrival to the hospital, on patient arrival to the hospital, during the initial assessment and management, during the resuscitation phase, and for postoperative care. To download this checklist click here.
Checklist for Treatment of Local Anesthetic Systemic Toxicity
American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine (ASRA)
This tool was released in 2010 as a practice advisory from the American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine (ASRA). For more information or to download this checklist click here.
AIM Lab Cognitive Aids
Cognitive Aids in Medicine Group, Stanford University
This group has developed a series of pictographic cognitive aids to help medical teams manage emergencies. For more information and to download these tools free of cost click here.
Anesthesia Advanced Circulatory Life Support – Canadian Journal of Anesthesia
Vivek K. Moitra, MD; Andrea Gabrielli, MD; Gerald A. Maccioli, MD;
Michael F. O’Connor, MD
This article highlights modified ACLS algorithms to treat cardiac arrest in the perioperatiave setting. To access the full text article click here.
Society for Pediatric Anesthesia (SPA)
This set of checklists was created by the SPA Quality and Safety Committee. For more information and to download these checklists click here. To access the free mobile app please click here.