Journal Article

Use of an emergency manual during an intraoperative cardiac arrest by an interprofessional team: a positive-exemplar case study of a new patient safety tool.

Merrell SB; Gaba DM; Agarwala AV; Cooper JB; Nevedal AL; Asch SM; Howard SK; Goldhaber-Fiebert SN.

Emergency manuals have been adopted from high reliability industries as a cognitive aid for guiding interprofessional teams during clinical crises. Investigators interviewed emergency manual users after an intraoperative cardiac arrest and conceptualized how the manual helped provide optimal care. A PSNet interview reviews more broadly how to achieve high reliability in health care.