Copyright and Permissions

Download your own copy

The time and costs associated with developing emergency crisis aids for obstetric anesthesia can limit their use and implementation.  This is why we chose to share the manual we developed at Stanford at no cost under a  creative commons license.

Because our manual is currently in its first edition, we have incorporated limited modifications. However, we are open to feedback and suggestions for improvement. Our group meets quarterly to review feedback and consider improvements to the OB Emergency Manual.

Front cover, Hanger Information

  • The front cover is not intended to be modified at this time.
  • You are able to insert your institutional name or logo on the hanger to aid implementation at the point of care.

Back Cover, Phone List, Supplemental Information

  • Institutions are encouraged to insert a full page of useful clinical phone numbers here. To get started here is a: telephone numbers template.
  • The back cover contains a section designed to accommodate supplemental information.

Local Customization

We invite feedback about the Obstetric Anesthesia Emergency Manual that can help us improve the clarity and function of the publication.

Occasionally, customizations may be necessary to accommodate local needs and practices. Please help us understand these needs better by emailing us at

How to cite this manual

Obstetric Anesthesia Emergency Manual: Cognitive aids for perioperative critical events. See for latest version. Creative Commons BY-NC-ND. 2016 (Version 3) (

Creative Commons License to Wolters Kluwer

The authors created a modified version of the Obstetric Anesthesia Emergency Manual: Cognitive aids for perioperative critical events for publication in the Manual of Clinical Anesthesia, Wolters Kluwer, New York, New York, 2020. Creative Commons CC BY-ND 4.0 (Version 4) ( This license to Wolters Kluwer, New York, New York, allows them to:

  • Copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format
  • For any purpose, even commercially

Under the following terms:

  • Wolters Kluwer place the following attribution in the publication, "Reproduced under Creative Commons license CC-BY-ND 4.0,  Obstetric Anesthesia Emergency Manual: Cognitive aids for perioperative critical events, Abir, Seligman, Chu. Modified from the original publication by the authors under this license."


The information presented in our publication isn't meant to replace common sense and good medical judgement and training. Always use your best medical judgement and clinical decision making best practices for patient care. The conditions described in our publication can have variable presentation. Depart from the information and recommendations in our manual when appropriate.