Other Publications

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 quick reference handbook used in the airline industry, and using 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.

To order your copy of THE ACM please visit www.theacm.com.au – ASA Members are entitled to a discount – simply enter your membership number.    


Occupational Well-Being of Anaesthesiologists


Published by the WFSA and edited by Dr Gastao Duval Neto, Chair of the WFSA's Well-Being Committee, and published by the Brazilian Society of Anaesthetists, the book brings together 17 papers from leading academics and practitioners concerned with the very real issues facing the health of anaesthesiologists around the world.

The publication aims to stimulate the development of effective action on the part of world entities involved with anaesthesiology, in favour of the occupational health of anaesthesiologists and safety of their patients. For anaesthesiologists themselves it aims to promote awareness, conscious that awareness of any problem is the first step towards its solution.

Not only essential literature, but a call for action, this is a "must read" for anaesthesiologists and those with whom they live and work. 

To access the publication please click here