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The ANAESTHETIC CRISIS MANUAL (The ACM) is a cognitive aid and diagnostic support tool.

It is not a substitute for good clinical training, experience, medical knowledge, clinical acumen or regular crisis management rehearsal, including simulation.

The information presented here is by no means comprehensive. At no time should it replace good clinical judgement - it is designed to provide supportive information and diagnostic suggestions if required. If you are successfully managing an anaesthetic crisis or clinical scenario, then do not change your management if it differs from The ACM. The ACM provides one definite option, but not all.

The author/creator of The ACM holds no responsibility for the persistence or accuracy of URLs for external or third-party internet websites referred to in this publication, and does not guarantee that any content on such websites is, or will remain, accurate or appropriate. Every effort has been made in preparing this manual to provide accurate and up-to-date information which is in accord with accepted standards and practice at the time of publication.
The authors, editors and publishers can not guarantee that the information contained herein is totally free from error, not least because clinical standards are constantly changing through research and regulation. The authors, editors and publishers therefore disclaim all liability for direct or consequential damages resulting from the use of material contained in this manual. Readers are strongly advised to pay careful attention to information provided by the manufacturer of any drugs or equipment that they plan to use and always defer to their own judgement .

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