Publications and resources


Patient Safety Movement Foundation 

In May 2018 ANZCA joined the global Patient Safety Movement Foundation which aims to reduce preventable hospital deaths and medical errors worldwide. 

More information about the foundation and our commitment can be found here.

Difficult Airway Alert

The Difficult Airway Alert is an initiative of the Queensland Health, Statewide Anaesthesia and Perioperative Care Clinical Network (SWAPNet) to reduce the risk of future airway morbidity in at risk patients. 

The Difficult Airway Alert form along with further information can be accessed here

Day Care Anaesthesia Registry 

The Day Care Anaesthesia Registry website has gone live and promises to be a vital resource for not only advice, but the dissemination of outcome results and improvement in care. Dr Ken Sleeman, Chairman of the ACE Day Care Anaesthesia SIG welcomes feedback from interested fellows via the website. 

Blue dyes used perioperatively – poster
Fellows at the Royal Brisbane Hospital in Queensland have developed a one page reference poster on blue dyes used perioperatively. The aim of the poster is to prevent errors relating to the incorrect administration of blue dyes. The poster can be accessed here

Stop before you block

“Stop Before You Block” (SB4YB) is an initiative that started at Nottingham University Hospital in 2010 following a series of inadvertent wrong-sided nerve blocks. Following are some resources for anaesthesia departments to use in in the operating theatre and for educational purposes.


Safety of Anaesthesia (Mortality) report

ANZCA publishes triennial reports on anaesthesia-related mortality in Australia and New Zealand. They can be found here.




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