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  • Published June 2018

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.

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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.

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