Tools Available for Purchase

The following list includes tools that are available for purchase. Please click on the title of each tool for more information:

American Hospital Association’s Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Materials

The American Hospital Association has created multiple resources to help medical teams manage cardiac arrest.

The Anaesthetic Crisis Manual
David Borshoff

The Anaesthetic Crisis Manual The Anaesthetic Crisis Manual (The ACM), was first published in 2011 and is a collection of 22 life threatening crises that anaesthetists manage in everyday practice. Based on the cockpit QRH (quick reference handbook) used in the airline industry, and using CRM (crew resource management) principles developed for aviation safety, the ACM brings tried and tested checklist instruction to the field of Patient Safety. Using accepted national and international resuscitation guidelines, as well as input from anaesthetic special interest groups, the ACM is presented in highly functional, robust and fluid resistant material, ideal for the operating room environment. Consisting of both a Crisis Protocol section, which provides a checklist of tasks to complete when the diagnosis is known, and a Crisis Prevention section for troubleshooting before a crisis develops, the ACM provides concise, clear and simply worded instructions for use by any health professional leading or assisting in crisis management.

The ACM has been both endorsed and extensively referenced by the European Society of Anaesthesiology in the creation of their website based operating room crisis checklists, consistent with the goals of the 2009 Helsinki Declaration. It was ‘Highly Commended’ in the BMA 2012 Medical Book Awards and is endorsed by the Australian Society of Anaesthetists. For more information please follow this link:

Anesthesia Emergencies
Keith Ruskin, Stanley Rosenbaum 

This book contains relevant step-by-step information on how to detect, manage, and treat complications and emergencies during the perioperative period. Concisely written, highlighted sections reinforce essential points for easy memorization while consistent organization and checklists provide ease of learning and clarity. Anesthesia providers will find Anesthesia Emergencies an indispensable resource, describing assessment and treatment of life-threatening situations, including airway, thoracic, surgical, pediatric, and cardiovascular emergencies.

Crisis Management in Anesthesiology
David M. Gaba, Kevin J. Fish. Steven K. Howard. Amanda Burden

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.

Handbook of Critical Incidents and Essential Topics in Pediatric Anesthesiology
David A. Young, Olutoyin A. Olutoye 

This practical handbook is the first resource written by practicing pediatric anesthesiologists that provides the reader with a bedside reference for managing critical incidents and for effectively mastering the key topics within pediatric anesthesiology. The first main section of the book addresses critical incidents related to the anesthetic management of pediatric patients. Listed in alphabetical order to allow rapid retrieval by the reader, each Critical Incident follows a concise, standardized format, covering presentation, risk factors, differential diagnosis, pathophysiology, management, and prevention. The second section consists of nearly 100 Essential Topics. Bullet points, key phrases and tables provide a focused and efficient review format. Written and edited by experts from top children’s hospitals, this is an essential resource for residents and fellows seeking to master the key topics, as well as a valuable quick-reference handbook for more experienced anesthesiologists caring for pediatric patients.

Malignant HyperthermiaAssociation of the United States (MHAUS)

This organization is dedicated to helping clinical teams manage Malignant Hyperthermia.  Their website offers a number of educational resources including a poster that you can purchase that will walk teams through treating Malignant Hyperthermia.

A Visual Guide to Crisis Management 
Larry F. Chu, Andrea Fuller, Sara Goldhaber-Fiebert, T. Kyle Harrison  

The first section focuses on advanced cardiac life support and covers pulseless electrical activity; ventricular tachycardia and ventricular fibrillation; asystole; symptomatic bradycardia; and amniotic fluid embolism. The second section presents crisis management algorithms for difficult airway; malignant hyperthermia; anaphylaxis; myocardial ischemia; hypotension; hemorrhage/massive transfusion; venous air embolus; total spinal anesthesia; local anesthetic toxicity; transfusion reaction; hypoxemia; pneumothorax; bronchospasm; delayed emergence; oxygen failure, O2 crossover, pipeline failure; and power failure.