Complications and Mishaps in Anesthesia PDF – Cases – Analysis – Preventive Strategies – 2014
Complications and Mishaps in Anesthesia Book
Complications and Mishaps in Anesthesia PDF Book
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Working in anesthesiology very often means working alone or working in
small teams. The occasions when we can learn from errors of others are limited.
Thus, we are learning enough from our errors but not enough from the errors
which others experience. The first intention of this book is to reduce this gap by
sharing with you our experiences with complications and mishaps in our daily
anesthetic practice. The basis of the presented cases were real life events. They
were modified such that recognition is impossible. Similarities with real persons
are therefore purely incidental. Learn from our errors and do it better!
Doing it better is not easy… The second intention of this book is to assist
you to reduce errors. The given tips or clues are not limited to medical facts
but also include organizational and nontechnical factors and skills. Latter
aspects are included in the case debriefings. In most cases more than one
aspect could be discussed, but we focused the debriefings and limited the
discussions per case, also to avoid redundancies.
Learning by error is important, but why? Because emotions are involved,
negative or positive ones. These emotions influence our perception, our thinking,
and our interpretation. Situations, circumstances, and facts immediately
become part of our long-term memory. Accessing information, which was
stored emotionally, is easy and fast. So the intention of this book is to stimulate
you emotionally while presenting the facts – while you learn. The cases
therefore tell you the story behind the scenes. These epic parts provide
detailed information of the circumstances. Try to get emotionally involved
and feel with the protagonists! Maybe you will later remember the facts
because you still think about the story behind the scenes.
The second edition of the book was published in 2012 in German. The
American edition was completely revised and new aspects of the rapid changing
medical knowledge were included. Also, medicolegal and specific professional
aspects were adapted….