Based on the aviation safety model, MH task cards are intended as a simple and reliable way to delegate the multiple high priority tasks to available theatre staff. The cards are self-explanatory to staff, even when the task is not their usual job. The cards should be kept with your dantrolene (see recommended contents for “MH box”) and distributed by the coordinating anaesthetist to the most appropriate staff members. In some situations staff will be required to complete more than one task card in an MH crisis.
The cards in this document represent a basic template for the management of MH crisis tasks. Fill in the appropriate local details on the cooling & logistics task cards.
MHANZ actively encourages hospitals to modify the contents to suit local needs and resources.