Features  |   April 2017
When You Can’t Hear Me Now
Author Affiliations
  • William C. Paganelli, M.D., Ph.D.
    Committee on Electronic Media and Information Technology
  • Kent B. Berg, M.D., M.B.A.
    Committee on Electronic Media and Information Technology
  • S. Mark Poler, M.D.
    Committee on Electronic Media and Information Technology
  • Brian S. Rothman, M.D.
    Committee on Electronic Media and Information Technology
    Chair
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Respiratory System / Technology / Equipment / Monitoring / Features
Features   |   April 2017
When You Can’t Hear Me Now
ASA Monitor 04 2017, Vol.81, 34-37.
ASA Monitor 04 2017, Vol.81, 34-37.
As part of the ASA Manual for Anesthesia Department Organization and Management, the section on “Emergency Preparedness” states, “the most commonly cited reason for mission failure during a crisis is a breakdown in communications.”1  Clearly, communication failure is a crisis during an especially challenging single anesthetic case, or a system failure during a mass casualty event such as a terrorist attack or natural disaster. In catastrophic situations, usually dependable telephone, cellular and computer networks are especially prone to disruption, so local communication alternatives necessarily become much more important in such circumstances. Conversely, failure of routine means of communication (mobile or wired telephones, pagers or computer systems) also constitute an operational or safety crisis.
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