Incident reporting (webAIRS)

webAIRS-logo-V1.gifwebAIRS (which stands for web-based anaesthetic incident recording system) is a reporting tool that is now available to all anaesthetic departments throughout Australia and New Zealand. The system was developed by the Australian and New Zealand Tripartite Anaesthetic Data Committee (ANZTADC).

 

The mission of the ANZTADC is to improve the safety and quality of anaesthesia for patients in Australia and New Zealand by providing an enduring capability to capture, analyse and disseminate information about incidents (de-identified) relative to the safety and quality of anaesthesia in Australia and New Zealand.

 

webAIRS is free to members of the three parent organisations (ANZCA, ASA and NZSA) and can also be used to provide a means of recording incidents in your department instead of paper forms.  If your hospital has an e-Health compliant Anaesthetic Recording System then data can be shared electronically with ANZTADC. 

 

To join webAIRS and send de-identified incident data from your hospital to this bi-national registry please follow this link. Registration is simple and ethics approval is no longer required for each site. You can register as an individual and/or link to the site(s) where you work.

 

You are able to receive CPD points for reporting incident data to ANZTADC. The system allows you to print out a certificate to confirm the credits or optionally the confirmation can be sent by email.

 

Look out for updates on webAIRS activity by the ANZTADC Medical Director (Dr Martin Culwick) at presentations at annual scientific meetings and articles in ANZCA Bulletin, the ASA magazine (Australian Anaesthetist) and the NZSA newsletter. The ANZTAD Committee is working on analysing the incidents with a number of peer reviewed articles and case studies in preparation.

 

 

If you require further information please email ANZCA's Safety and Quality team at anztadc@anzca.edu.au 

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