Alan F. Merry

Jeffrey B. Cooper2
Olaitan Soyannwo2
Iain H. Wilson2
John H. Eichhorn2
2Jeffrey B. Cooper
2Olaitan Soyannwo
2Iain H. Wilson
2John H. Eichhorn
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These standards A are recommended for anesthesia professionals throughout the world. They are intended to provide guidance and assistance to anesthesia professionals, their professional societies, hospital and facility administrators, and governments for improving and maintaining the quality and safety of anesthesia care. They were adopted by the World(More)
OBJECTIVE To clinically evaluate a new patented multimodal system (SAFERSleep) designed to reduce errors in the recording and administration of drugs in anaesthesia. DESIGN Prospective randomised open label clinical trial. SETTING Five designated operating theatres in a major tertiary referral hospital. PARTICIPANTS Eighty nine consenting(More)
OBJECTIVES We aimed to (1) evaluate the extent to which doctors in New Zealand would be willing to answer honestly questions about their care of patients at the end of their lives and (2) identify the assurances that would encourage this. Results were compared with findings from a previous pilot study from the UK. DESIGN Survey study involving a mailed(More)
PURPOSE To enhance patient safety through contemporaneous and comprehensive standards for a safe practice of anesthesia that augment, enhance, and support similar standards already published by various countries and that provide a resource for countries that have yet to formulate such standards. STANDARDS DEVELOPMENT The Safe Anesthesia Working Group of(More)
In well-resourced areas of the world anesthesia has become safer over the past decades, and anesthesia mortality does seem to be reducing. However, there is a lack of international agreement over definitions of anesthetic mortality and, therefore, difficulty in knowing exactly what the rate of anesthetic mortality is. Avoidable harm from error is still a(More)
BACKGROUND Patient safety depends on effective teamwork. The similarity of team members' mental models - or their shared understanding-regarding clinical tasks is likely to influence the effectiveness of teamwork. Mental models have not been measured in the complex, high-acuity environment of the operating room (OR), where professionals of different(More)
OBJECTIVE To provide a set of high-quality time-series physiologic and event data from anesthetic cases formatted in an easy-to-use structure. MATERIALS AND METHODS With ethics committee approval, data from surgical operations under general anesthesia were collected, including physiologic data, drug administrations, events, and clinicians' comments. These(More)
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