SA/NT Regional Committee

Welcome to the website of the South Australia and Northern Territory Regional Committee of the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists. The committee is involved in training, continuing medical education and issues pertaining to anaesthesia in South Australia and the Northern Territory. The committee advises the ANZCA Council on regional issues, convenes continuing medical education events for Fellows, runs examination preparation courses for trainees and provides a forum for liaison between training hospitals and the College. Our website highlights activities undertaken by the committee and provides easy access to material relevant to Fellows and trainees.

 

Contact us

ANZCA SA NT Regional Office
 
ANZCA Head Office
 
Address: 168 Ward Street, North Adelaide SA 5006
Postal address: PO Box 737, North Adelaide SA 5006
Phone: +61 8 8239 2822
Fax: +61 8 8239 2833
Email:  sa@anzca.edu.au
ANZCA House
630 St Kilda Road
Melbourne Vic 3004

Phone: +61 3 9510 6299

 


If you are a patient and would like to know more about anaesthesia, please click here.

 

Welfare of Anaesthetists

The Welfare of Anaesthetists Group has been meeting on a regular basis since August 1995. The group was formed to raise awareness of the many personal and professional issues which can adversely affect the physical and emotional well-being of anaesthetists and intensivists at all stages of their careers. In 1998 the group became an official special interest group (SIG), with ANZCA providing the secretariat. The group is an informative, educative and referral group; it has no therapeutic role. Find out more here.


South Australia Anaesthetic Mortality Committee (SAAMC)

The South Australian Anaesthetic Mortality Committee's role is to analyse adverse event information, specifically patient mortality, from health services related to anaesthesia with the objective of recommending quality improvement initiatives. This will assist in formulating action areas to prevent or reduce the likelihood or severity of future adverse events. All reports submitted are confidential and will be de-identified before review.


CPD points for submitting reports to SAAMC

Anaesthetists submitting a report to the South Australia Anaesthetic Mortality Committee can claim continuing professional development points under the ANZCA Continuing Professional Development Program, while assisting the committee in its objective of ensuring the continued safe practice of anaesthesia.

 

Download a mortality report template here if you are an anaesthetist or here if you are a surgeon or proceduralist.
 

South Australian Audit of Surgical Mortality (SAASM)

The South Australian Audit of Perioperative Mortality (SAAPM) was recently granted approval for a name change to the South Australian Audit of Surgical Mortality (SAASM).
 
Reporting of anaesthetic cases from SAASM to SAAMC
 
Expansion of the surgical mortality audits includes the collaboration between the SAASM and the South Australian Anaesthetic Mortality Committee (SAAMC).
 
From information provided by treating surgeons as part of the surgical mortality audit process, the SAASM identifies a potential anaesthetic component to the death of the patient from Q17 (‘Was there an anaesthetic component to the patient death?’). If the answer to the question is ‘Yes’ then the SAASM refers the cases on a monthly basis to the SAAMC for a further anaesthetic assessment. This process is fully covered by the ANZASM Qualified Privilege (gazetted 25th July 2016).
 
The SAAMC's role is to analyse adverse event information, specifically patient mortality, from health services related to anaesthesia with the objective of recommending quality improvement initiatives. In addition, an assessment report can be provided to the responsible anaesthetist (if requested). The SAASM is provided with a copy of the final anaesthetic assessment to enable monitoring and reporting of assessment outcomes (without disclosing any of the information contained in individual assessments).

For more information and to participate, please click on the following:

 

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