David WhitakerFRCA, FFPMRCA, FFICM, FCARCSI
Dr. Whitaker is a Consultant in Anesthesia and Intensive Care at the Manchester Royal Infirmary, United Kingdom. He is a past President of the Association of Anesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland (AAGBI), a past Chairman of the Association of Cardiothoracic Anesthetists (ACTA) and a past elected member of the Council of the Royal College of Anesthetists. He is also a Chairman of the European Board of Anesthesiology Safety Committee and in 2010 he co-authored the Helsinki Declaration on Patient Safety in Anesthesiology which is now signed by over 200 anesthesia-related organizations worldwide.
Dr. Whitaker is a member of the European Society of Anesthesiology (ESA) Patient Safety and Quality Committee and a past member of the Quality and Safety Committee of the World Federation of Societies of Anesthesiologists (WFSA). Dr. Whitaker is particularly interested in implementing safer practices into anesthesia, intensive care, and pain medicine and is currently promoting better patient blood management, increasing the use of pre-filled syringes and ensuring there is more widespread patient monitoring outside the operating theatre e.g. continuous capnography in intensive care, sedation, and resuscitation.