Manager's Guide to Crisis Management


Author: Jonathan Bernstein
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071776133
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 192
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Lead your Organization through any business crisis—and emerge stronger than ever Manager’s Guide to Crisis Management provides the basic skills and knowledge you need to deal with the crises that inevitably occur in any business or organization. Covering every aspect of the topic—from defining crisis management and policies to training for and responding to crises—it helps you fully grasp any situation that threatens business, careers, and even lives. Lead through any crisis smoothly and with minimal ramifications by mastering the most effective tactics, including: Planning for and training staff in crisis management Anticipating and preventing crises before they occur Managing the company’s online reputation Addressing crises that affect multicultural stakeholders Creating effective crisis-related messaging Knowing when to bring in a specialist About the Briefcase Books series: Briefcase Books, written specifically for today’s busy manager, feature eye-catching icons, checklists, and sidebars to guide managers step-by-step through everyday workplace situations. Look for these innovative design features to help you navigate through each page: Key Terms: Clear definitions of key terms and concepts Smart Managing: Tactics and strategies for managing crises Tricks of the Trade: Tips for executing the tactics in the book Mistake Proofing: Practical advice for minimizing the possibility of error Caution: Warning signs for when things are about to go wrong For Example: Examples of successful crisis management Tools: Specific planning procedures, tactics, and hands-on techniques

The Manager’s Guide to Quick Crisis Response

Effective Action in an Emergency
Author: Bruce T. Blythe
Publisher: Rothstein Publishing
ISBN: 1944480226
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 114
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Avoid being “blindsided” by an unexpected emergency or crisis in the workplace – violence, natural disaster, or worse! Bruce Blythe’s The Manager’s Guide to Quick Response in a Crisis: Effective Action in an Emergency offers the time-tested skills that prepare you to act effectively – on behalf of yourself and your co-workers – in the face of threat and chaos. Blythe uses real-world case studies, examples, and checklists to help you be the top-notch leader the situation requires. “Hope for the best and prepare for the worst” sums up Blythe’s philosophy. This short book is the essence of the basic practical counseling that he would give if he were sitting next to you at your desk. To help you figure out what to do next, he offers real-world examples of what has worked – and not worked – in his 30+ years of experience with companies just like yours. With Blythe’s advice, you can act fast to: Find out the accurate facts you need to strategize and implement a response. Compile a checklist of immediate action items. Create a crisis command center (CCC. Select the best people for your action team and determine action steps. . Understand how to make good decisions in a crisis or emergency. . Handle the human side of a traumatic incident. . Set priorities in multiple timeframes. . Establish a “new normal” as everyone phases back into productive work after the incident. To help you take the actions that will make a difference, the book includes: Practical forms, checklists, cases studies, and real-life examples. “Quick Use Response Guide” at the end of each chapter – all four can form a handy pocket guide.

Blindsided

A Manager's Guide to Crisis Leadership, 2nd Edition
Author: Bruce T. Blythe
Publisher: Rothstein Publishing
ISBN: 1931332711
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 436
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When “blindsided” by a crisis, are you ready to be the real leader who brings strength of character and split-second action to restore a “new normal”? Workplace violence, natural disaster, or worse -- it comes down to who you are and what you do in the face of the test. Learn time-tested skills to make a difference in a crisis! In this new, completely updated and expanded 2nd edition of Bruce Blythe’s Blindsided, he walks you through the foolproof step-by-step system to become the kind of leader he calls a “crisis whisperer.” Result: You will never be “blindsided” again! In the first half of the book, Blythe lands you in the middle of a fast-breaking crisis – an active shooter in the corridor outside your office -- and uses real-world case studies, examples, and checklists to show what a top-notch leader would need to do in each phase of the crisis. Then, in the second half of the book, he demonstrates how to apply this knowledge to develop and implement your own crisis management plan. Blindsided is two books in one: Crisis Response and Crisis Preparedness. NEW in the 2nd edition: • How to apply the “Reasonable Person Test” and “Wall Street Journal Test” to crisis decision management decisions in advance. New chapter on Reputation Management shows how to make the right decisions, before reputation and bottom line suffer! • How to avoid falling into the "Crisis Red Zone," in which your leadership effectiveness can evaporate • How to lead the workforce into a "New Normal," even in the wake of the most upsetting and disorienting crisis • How to develop Crisis Response Teams as part of your Crisis Management Plan - selecting and training the right people for the job. • How to anticipate important Crisis Management risks that are trending and will be part of your future - and how to prepare for them in a Crisis Management Plan that works for today and tomorrow Practical forms, checklists, cases studies, real-life examples, glossary, index, discussion questions, and other take-and-use tools: • Quick use response guide at the end of each chapter - all 15 can form a handy pocket guide. • Incident checklists for 9 major types of crisis - accidental death, chemical/toxic exposure, earthquake, and more. • Special guide for organizing in advance to address the needs of families of those who are injured or lost in an event - with sample conversations. Instructor's Manual and 300+ classroom slides available upon book adoption. Professors: Request a complimentary copy. QUOTES “Takes the reader through some of the toughest moments in the life of a leader…moments that create legendary leaders or cut short promising careers.” – Daniel Diermeier, Dean of the Harris School of Public Policy and Emmett Dedmon Professor of Public Administration, University of Chicago "Having served as CEO of a Fortune 500 company, I can personally attest to the value of the crisis management system Blythe outlines." - Luke R. Corbett, Lead Independent Director of OGE Energy Corporation and Former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Kerr-McGee Corporation. “I loved the first edition…and Bruce's experience and insight since that time has expanded to make this [second edition]…an advanced textbook which incorporates the many substantial changes in our world over the past decade – from the expansion of terrorism to communicative diseases to the role of the Internet in all crises.” – Jonathan Bernstein, President of Bernstein Crisis Management, Inc.

Crisis Communications: The Definitive Guide to Managing the Message


Author: Steven Fink
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071799222
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 272
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The Definitive Guide to Communicating in Any Crisis “When facing an already difficult crisis, the last thing a company needs is to make it worse through its own communications – or lack thereof. As one who has lived through a number of [business] crises and served as an independent investigator of the crises of others, I consider Steven Fink’s book to be an excellent guide to avoiding collecting scar tissue of your own by learning from the scar tissue painfully collected by others.”—Norman R. Augustine, former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Lockheed Martin There are few guarantees in business today. Unfortunately, one of them is the inevitability of a crisis having a potentially major effect on your business and your reputation. When your company finds itself in the midst of a crisis, the ripple effects can disrupt lives and business for the foreseeable future if public opinion is not properly shaped and managed. Skillfully managing the perception of the crisis determines the difference between a company’s life or death. Because in the pitched battle between perception and reality, perception always wins. Fortunately, there is a solution. Crisis communications and crisis management legend Steven Fink gives you everything you need to prepare for the inevitable—whether it’s in the form of human error, industrial accidents, criminal behavior, or natural disasters. In this groundbreaking guide, Fink provides a complete toolkit for ensuring smooth communications and lasting business success through any crisis. Crisis Communications offers proactive and preventive methods for preempting potential crises. The book reveals proven strategies for recognizing and averting damaging crisis communications issues before it’s too late. The book also offers ways to deal with mainstream and social media, use them to your advantage, and neutralize and turn around a hostile media environment Steven Fink uses his decades of expertise and experience in crisis communications to help you: UNDERSTAND AND MANAGE THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN PUBLIC PERCEPTION AND REALITY CHOOSE THE BEST SPOKESPERSON FOR THE CRISIS PROTECT YOUR BRAND AND REPUTATION THROUGH CRISES LARGE AND SMALL MAKE WISE, VIGILANT, AND DEFENSIBLE DECISIONS UNDER EXTREME CRISIS-INDUCED STRESS TELL THE TRUTH NO MATTER HOW TEMPTING IT MAY BE TO MISLEAD USE SOCIAL MEDIA OUTLETS TO COMMUNICATE DIRECTLY TO THE PUBLIC ABOUT A CRISIS The explosion of the Internet and, especially, social media, has added a new layer to the business leader’s skill set: the ability to handle a crisis quickly and professionally within moments of its occurrence. Livelihoods depend upon it. With in-depth case studies of Toyota, BP, and Penn State, Crisis Communications provides everything you need to successfully lead your company through today’s rocky landscape of business—where crises large and small loom around every corner, and the lives of businesses and management teams hang in the balance. PRAISE FOR STEVEN FINK’S CRISIS MANAGEMENT “Every major executive in America ought to read at least one book on crisis management. In this way, he or she might be better prepared to deal with the disasters striking organizations at an ever-increasing rate ... The question is: ‘Is Steven Fink’s book one that busy executives ought to read?’ The answer is a resounding yes.”—LOS ANGELES TIMES, FRONT PAGE SUNDAY BOOK REVIEW

Managing Crises

Responses to Large-Scale Emergencies
Author: Arnold M. Howitt,Herman B. Leonard
Publisher: CQ Press
ISBN: 1483351327
Category: Political Science
Page: 672
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From floods to fires, tornadoes to terrorist attacks, governments must respond to a variety of crises and meet reasonable standards of performance. What accounts for governments’ effective responses to unfolding disasters? How should they organize and plan for significant emergencies? With fifteen adapted Kennedy School cases, students experience first-hand a series of large-scale emergencies and come away with a clear sense of the different types of disaster situations governments confront, with each type requiring different planning, resourcing, skill-building, leadership, and execution. Grappling with the details of flawed responses to the LA Riots or Hurricane Katrina, or with the success of the Incident Management System during the Pentagon fire on 9/11, students start to see the ways in which responders can improve capabilities and more adeptly navigate between technical or operational needs and political considerations.

The Crisis Counselor

A Step-by-step Guide to Managing a Business Crisis
Author: Jeffrey R. Caponigro
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies
ISBN: N.A
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 286
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The Cure for the Common CRISIS! Every business has a problem that can turn into a crisis. Whether your business is a Fortune 500 company or a neighborhood store, a crisis situation could needlessly damage your reputation as well as destroy individual careers. "The Crisis Counselor" is the one book that provides business owners, managers, and executives alike with the information needed to avoid, manage, or even thrive during a business crisis. By following the author's dynamic, proactive strategies for dealing with "crises" that can arise in any business--such as downsizing, corporate lawsuits, poor employee morale, death of a company executive, damaging rumors, product defects, negative media coverage--you can learn how to recognize a crisis, plan for its management, practice for the reaction to it, and then study the crisis-response process once it's complete. Filled with practical advice and delivered in an easy-to-read Q&A format, "The Crisis Counselor" is a book no business should be without. Praise for The Crisis Counselor "One of the ten top books on PR. . . . Readers can benefit from the tough lessons imparted in this real-life economics school." -- "PR Week" "A great resource for companies to use to plan for and manage problems within their companies. You can't afford to ignore Jeff's advice." -- Thomas S. Monaghan, founder, Domino's Pizza, Inc "Practical--it provides a list of fifteen crises that can strike any business and seven simple rules for effective crisis preparation." -- "Inside PR" Jeffrey R. Caponigro is one of the most respected public relations professionals and crisis-management experts in the United States. He is president and CEO of Caponigro Public RelationsInc., in Southfield, Michigan.

Managing Crises Before They Happen

What Every Executive and Manager Needs to Know about Crisis Management
Author: Ian I. Mitroff
Publisher: AMACOM/American Management Association
ISBN: 9780814424902
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 172
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Publisher Fact Sheet Shows executives & managers how to overcome an "it can't happen to us mentality" & prepare for crises, both large & small, before they happen.

Harvard Business Review on Crisis Management


Author: Norman R. Augustine,Anurag Sharma,Idalene F. Kesner,N. Craig Smith,Robert J. Thomas,John Quelch,Greg Brenneman,Linda Hill
Publisher: Harvard Business Press
ISBN: 1578512352
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 252
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Leading Minds and Landmark Ideas In An Easily Accessible Format From the preeminent thinkers whose work has defined an entire field to the rising stars who will redefine the way we think about business, The Harvard Business Review Paperback Series delivers the fundamental information today's professionals need to stay competitive in a fast-moving world. In the rapidly changing world of business, close calls and near misses are not uncommon. Obtaining the managerial skills and tools to effectively manage or avoid these crises is critical to the survival and success of your organization.Harvard Business Review on Crisis Managementhighlights leading ideas on how to deal with difficult situations, crises, and other sensitive topics in a business environment. A Harvard Business Review Paperback.

Manager's Guide to Employee Engagement


Author: Scott Carbonara
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071799516
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 224
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USE THE POWER OF EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT TO IGNITE PASSION, PURPOSE, AND PRODUCTIVITY IN EVERY MEMBER OF YOUR STAFF Successful managers understand that their job is to help employees do their best work, not simply give orders. The Manager's Guide to Employee Engagement shows leaders at all levels how to build relationships that support collaboration and drive meaningful performance improvement. Learn how to: Foster loyalty, trust, and commitment in all your employees Create a culture of positive thinking Empower employees to act as internal entrepreneurs Align employee and organizational values and goals Become "the best boss ever"--without losing sight of business goals Learn how to make your employees engaged and successful--and facilitate your own success at the same time. Briefcase Books, written specifically for today's busy manager, feature eye-catching icons, checklists, and sidebars to guide managers step-by-step through everyday workplace situations. Look for these innovative design features to help you navigate through each page: Clear definitions of key terms and concepts Tactics and strategies for engaging employees Tips for executing the tactics in the book Practical advice for minimizing the possibility of error Warning signs for when things are about to go wrong Examples of successful engagement tactics Specific planning procedures, tactics, and hands-on techniques

Lukaszewski on Crisis Communication

What Your CEO Needs to Know About Reputation Risk and Crisis Management
Author: James E. Lukaszewski, ABC, APR, Fellow PRSA
Publisher: Rothstein Publishing
ISBN: 1931332819
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 422
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Masterwork on Crisis Communication and Reputation Risk Selected as One of "30 Best Business Books of 2013" Jim Lukaszewski -- nationally recognized PR expert, executive coach, often called America's Crisis Guru, and noted by Corporate Legal Times as one of "28 experts to call when all hell breaks loose" -- advises exactly what to do, what to say, when to say it, and when to do it, while the whole world is watching.The book is endorsed by the Business Continuity Institute. In this industry-defining book on crisis management and leadership recovery, Lukaszewski jump-starts the discussion by clearly differentiating a crisis from other business interruptions and introduces a concept rarely dealt with in crisis communication and operational response planning: managing the victim dimension of crisis. Delivered in his straight-talking style and backed with compelling case studies, Lukaszewski On Crisis Communication is your guide to preparing for a crisis and the explosive visibility that comes with it. Using case studies, examples and templates, he explains how to build a crisis management plan and how to put it into action in the real world of media scrutiny, social media, activists, and litigation. Lukaszewski distills four decades of experience into 10 chapters of field-tested how-to's, practical tools, tips, charts, checklists, forms, and templates and teaches you:How crises create victims;To avoid the toxicity of silence;To overcome the abusive, intrusive and coercive behavior of bloviators, bellyachers, back-bench bitchers, the media, activists and critics;To drive attorneys to settle instead of litigate;Apology is the atomic energy of empathy;Simple, sensible, sincere, constructive, positive techniques to reduce contention and to succeed!Chapter learning objectives; discussion questions; case studies; real-life examples; and glossary facilitate college and professional development classroom use.

Dangerous Markets

Managing in Financial Crises
Author: Dominic Barton,Roberto Newell,Gregory Wilson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780471429739
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 320
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A corporate guide to crisis management in volatile financial markets Current financial crises in Argentina, Japan, and Turkey are being played out on the front pages of newspapers, and these are just the most recent financial crises that have rolled across the globe in the last decade and whose far-reaching impact hurts business around the world. Dangerous Markets: Managing in Financial Crises recognizes that no global corporation or financial institution can afford to ignore the potential of a financial storm and will help top management and financial professionals navigate through this often disastrous maze. While many books discuss financial crises and their ramifications, none has presented an action plan for managing these storms—until now. Dangerous Markets: Managing in Financial Crises presents a method that allows executives and financial professionals to recognize the warning signs of a financial crisis and act appropriately before the situation spirals out of control. Based on years of research and practice in cleaning up the mess, McKinsey consultants Barton, Newell, and Wilson reveal the warning signs of potential financial catastrophes and provide unique principles that can be followed to shape and manage a strategy for survival.

Crisis leadership

planning for the unthinkable
Author: Ian I. Mitroff
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
ISBN: N.A
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 121
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IT SHOULDN'T TAKE A CRISIS TO CREATE A LEADER From product defects to environmental disasters--almost every day a new corporate crisis hits the headlines. In the majority of cases the results are disastrous: costly and time-consuming efforts to establish a positive public image can be wiped out in seconds. The inadequate, and often damaging, response of American business to such adversity proves that we don't need better crisis management--we need crisis leadership. Ian Mitroff offers a new proactive approach that focuses on doing everything humanly possible to prevent crisis before they happen, rather than merely putting the best possible spin on the aftermath. In easy-to-read, accessible language, Mitroff presents the critical, key lessons that will help managers lead the organization through a major crisis. Highlights Focuses on the multitude of factors and forces that you need to consider to implement effective, proactive leadership. Shows how various corporate functions--such as l egal, security, manufacturing, finance, and public affairs--work together to respond to crisis and minimize their occurrence and impact on the organization. Offers a truly integrated and systematic approach based on a combination of models, including a comprehensive look at what happens before, during, and after a crisis. Discusses the extreme importance of Emotional IQ in handling of, responding to, and preparing for any crisis. Reports on the latest findings from new national surveys.

Crisis Management Handbook

A Quick Reference Guide for Meeting Planners
Author: Debi Scholar,Susan Losurdo
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781490337128
Category:
Page: 88
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Meeting Planners are faced with dangerous incidents that affect the success of their meetings and events. The Crisis Management Handbook provides a powerful look at the strategic, operations, and tactical activities to manage your duty-of-care responsibilities and prepare for the chaos that may occur in times of crisis. The four-step risk mitigation model and step-by-step solutions are guaranteed to supplement your Crisis Management Plans. The Handbook offers guidance for active shooter attacks, bomb threats, natural disasters, and many other crises. The checklists and resources provided will inevitably get you started on preparing your own Crisis Management Plan. Debi Scholar and Susan Losurdo are experts in the hospitality industry and their Handbook will benefit anyone who plans meetings and events.

Pocket Guide to Crisis Intervention


Author: Albert R Roberts,Kenneth R Yeager
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199724789
Category: Social Science
Page: 240
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Crisis workers make split-second decisions every day that affect the mental health and well-being of individuals, families, and entire communities. They support and guide people through health diagnoses, bankruptcies, sexual assaults, deaths of loved ones, suicide attempts, and natural or man-made disasters from the front lines. While professions vary from mental health professionals, emergency responders, educators, business managers or volunteers such as suicide hotline workers, all have a common and urgent need for a rapid reference that covers every type of traumatic event they may be asked to respond to in the course of an unpredictable and highly stressful day. The Pocket Guide to Crisis Intervention is a complete crisis toolkit, a trusted resource to consult on the fly, packed with easy-to-follow, step-by-step evidence-based protocols for responding effectively to a broad range of traumatic events. Checklists, bullets, and boxes highlight symptoms & warning signs and provide action plans, do's & don'ts, and screening & assessment questions. The open layout and two-color design make this pocket guide as visually appealing as it practical, ensuring at-a-glance lookup of the essentials of managing the most common types of crisis. More than just a collection of action lists, though, this pocket guide explains theories and models in clear, jargon-free language, offering tips for clinical practice, treatment planning, referrals, and coordinating services as needed. It can be used as a field manual for seasoned professionals or as a training tool for new recruits and practitioners seeking to sharpen their skills.

Everyday Crisis Management


Author: Mark L. Friedman
Publisher: New Decision Press
ISBN: 0971845204
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 274
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An action guide that teaches the principles of decision-making and critical action, the techniques here are explained and illustrated by real-life examples (including lessons from 9/11/01) and reinforced through exercises.

A Guide to Crisis Intervention


Author: Kristi Kanel
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1285965817
Category: Education
Page: 336
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This practical nuts-and-bolts guide provides readers with the skills necessary to handle any crisis situation. The book utilizes the comprehensive ABC Model of Crisis Intervention, which can be used as effectively for day-to-day interactions as for emergency situations. A GUIDE TO CRISIS INTERVENTION, 5th Edition addresses such crises as drug abuse, secondary PTSD, crisis worker burnout, AIDS, suicide, death and dying, Alzheimer's, and victimization and abuse. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Campus Crisis Management

A Comprehensive Guide to Planning, Prevention, Response, and Recovery
Author: Eugene L. Zdziarski,Norbert W. Dunkel,J. Michael Rollo
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0787978744
Category: Education
Page: 356
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A practical, hands-on resource that is filled with examples, samples, forms, and checklists, Campus Crisis Management will help administrators evaluate, revise, or establish a comprehensive crisis management plan appropriate for their institution. Campus Crisis Management contains the must-have information on crisis management and · Explains how to develop a comprehensive crisis management system · Identifies the different types of crises using the Crisis Matrix · Examines the structure, operation, and training of a crisis team · Presents a comprehensive approach for developing a campus crisis management plan · Explores strategies for working with the media · Tells how to work with outside agencies · Includes information on critical incident stress management

Managing the Environmental Crisis

Incorporating Competing Values in Natural Resource Administration
Author: William Russell Mangun,Daniel H. Henning
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 9780822324133
Category: Nature
Page: 394
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A study of the environment worldwide considering the philsophical perspectives, values, preferences, and economic interests that underlie environmental politics.

A Visual Guide to Crisis Management


Author: Larry F. Chu,Andrea Fuller
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
ISBN: 1451180705
Category: Medical
Page: 32
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This manual visually portrays advanced cardiac life support procedures and crisis management algorithms in anesthesia. Pocket sized, spiral bound, and laminated, it was created to be carried and used on the floor and in the operating room. The first section focuses on advanced cardiac life support and covers pulseless electrical activity; ventricular tachycardia and ventricular fibrillation; asystole; symptomatic bradycardia; and amniotic fluid embolism. The second section presents crisis management algorithms for difficult airway; malignant hyperthermia; anaphylaxis; myocardial ischemia; hypotension; hemorrhage/massive transfusion; venous air embolus; total spinal anesthesia; local anesthetic toxicity; transfusion reaction; hypoxemia; pneumothorax; bronchospasm; delayed emergence; oxygen failure, O2 crossover, pipeline failure; and power failure.