Alexander Hannenberg, M.D. is a faculty member in the Safe Surgery Program at Ariadne Labs. His work has focused on the implementation of Crisis Checklists for critical event management in the operating room and beyond. He is also a founding Board Member of Lifebox USA, working on Lifebox safe surgery programs around the world, with a particular focus in Latin America.
He is Clinical Professor of Anesthesiology at Tufts University School of Medicine and was Associate Chair of Anesthesiology at Newton-Wellesley Hospital. He is a past president of the American Society of Anesthesiologists and now serves as its Chief Quality Officer. Representing ASA, he led the development of physician quality measures in anesthesiology and critical care for the AMA Physician Consortium for Performance Improvement. He serves on the national Council on Surgical and Perioperative Safety and was chair of its Board in 2013. He led the creation of the Anesthesia Quality Institute (AQI) and its National Anesthesia Clinical Outcomes Registry.
Alex received his A.B. from Vassar College and his M.D. from Tufts University, followed by residency training in anesthesiology at Beth Israel Hospital in Boston.
Ariadne Labs, Stanford University and other leaders in anesthesia patient safety launched the Emergency Manuals Implementation Collaborative (EMIC) in 2011 to circulate emergency checklists for hospitals, health care associations and other medical experts. This week, EMIC is hosting its first webinar series, starting with “Customization and Modification of the Operating Room Emergency Checklist” on June… Continue reading Webinar this Week on Customizing Operating Room Emergency Checklists
Hospitals, clinics, health care associations, and hospital systems are continually exploring new ways to strengthen patient safety. Ariadne Labs and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health’s Executive and Continuing Professional Education are collaborating to offer a new custom course, Creating High Impact Tools to Improve Clinical Effectiveness, to enable organizations to create and use checklists for better quality… Continue reading Ariadne and HSPH offer new custom course on checklist design and use for quality and safety
When emergencies arise in the operating room, surgical teams need to act quickly and effectively to make sure no harm comes to the patient. The Ariadne Labs Operating Room (OR) Crisis Checklists guide surgical teams through essential lifesaving practices for the most common OR emergencies. Now, Ariadne Labs is launching a new online toolkit designed to make… Continue reading Ariadne Labs launches online toolkit to help surgical teams implement OR Crisis Checklists
Boston, MA – Emergencies can occur unpredictably in surgery, from patient hemorrhage or cardiac arrest to the rare fire in the operating room (OR). Surgical teams must take quick action in these instances to avoid harm to their patients. The Ariadne Labs Operating Room Crisis Checklists were created to help surgical teams effectively manage… Continue reading Updated OR Crisis Checklists Help Clinicians Rescue Patients from Critical Events