A while ago on the podcast, I featured a book called the Anesthetic (Anaesthetic) Crisis Manual by David Borshoff. David is an anesthesiologist and a pilot, so it was natural that he would want the same sort of no-bullshit crisis checklist he used in a plane to be present in the operating theater. Hence the Anesthetic Crisis Manual.
Joe Novak, Emerg Doc and Combat Aviator, discussed the same thing in a prior EMCrit Podcast.
I featured the book in a prior post on EMCrit, but the better move to get more acquainted with the text is to read the review on LitFL.
Sample Crisis Management Section Chapter from the ACM
As you can see, in a 2-page spread is all the immediate stabilization steps you would need to handle a crisis.
The Resuscitation Crisis Manual
I thought it would be great to have the same book in every resuscitation room, every ED, and every ICU. So I reached out to my friend, amazing doc, and master of the resus ultrasound, Mike Stone, and asked could we do this? Stones answer: Hell Yeah! Of course, we need the idea-creator, the ground breaker, and the provider of the anaesthetic side of things–so David completes the triumvirate of editorial power. The format will be similar, but the focus will be on the stabilization of all things RESUS.