Nicholas Chrimes is a specialist anaesthetist in Melbourne, Australia and an experienced simulation instructor. He has particular interests in education of junior healthcare staff and in simplifying clinical reasoning in emergency situations.
This manual provides junior healthcare workers with a simple structured approach which can be used to assist them in the early recognition of the deteriorating patient. It also provides a format for approaching the unwell patient which prioritises identifying and correcting immediately life-threatening problems.
This text outlines a simple, team-based approach to managing the unanticipated difficult airway. The approach is designed to address many of the issues identified as contributing to morbidity & mortality in difficult airway management. It consists of a comprehensive education program based around a simple framework for decision making and supported by a straightforward cognitive tool.