This month’s issue of Anesthesia & Analgesia offers a review of cardiac arrest within the contextual framework of the perioperative setting. Undeniable distinctions in management emerge when such events occur within the boundaries of the operating room and postanesthesia recovery unit. Departures from conventional management algorithms defined for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest are elaborated in detail. In this series of infographics, we see simplified visual aids that capture the salient management features of anaphylaxis, local anesthetic systemic toxicity, and malignant hyperthermia.
1. Moitra VK, Einav S, Thies K.-C. Cardiac arrest in the operating room: resuscitation and management for the anesthesiologist: part 1. Anesth Analg. 2018;126:876–888.
2. McEvoy MD, Thies K.-C., Einav S, et al. Cardiac arrest in the operating room: part 2—special situations in the perioperative period. Anesth Analg. 2018;126:889–903.