• Anesthesia Emergency Manual

    Anesthesia Emergency Manual

    The Emergency Manual is customized for Palmetto Health Richland Hospital. This manual can obviously be utilized by any anesthesia provider during an emergency situation. 
  • Amniotic Fluid Embolism

    Amniotic Fluid Embolism

    This is an example of a checklist in the Emergency Manual.
  • Bronchospasm (intubated patient)

    Bronchospasm (intubated patient)

    This is an example of a checklist in the Emergency Manual.
  • Pneumothorax


    This is an example of a checklist in the Emergency Manual.
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  • This is the Capstone abstract:

    Background : Managing rare anesthesia emergencies (eg, amniotic fluid embolism, anaphylaxis, malignant hyperthermia, or an unanticipated difficult airway) are challenging. Having immediate access to evidence-based solutions may improve patient safety. Despite significant training of anesthesia providers, studies have shown that recall of best treatment practices are less than optimal during stressful situations. This can be partially remedied by use of a collection of evidence-based checklists - an emergency manual.

    Method: A pilot project implementing an adult-specific emergency manual at five anesthetizing locations at a level 1 trauma hospital to assess the awareness, interest, and knowledge among the peri-operative team towards utilization of a collection of evidence-based checklists.

    Results: Convenience sampled surveys using a pretest posttest design tested if the awareness, interest, and

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  • The Capstone paper can be viewed in this link. It will open in fullscreen view.

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  • This little video is the presentation of the Capstone project. It is presented as a narrated PowerPoint and will set you back 30:37 minutes.

    I go through the complete capstone paper, including the results, discussion, and implications.

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Emergency Manual