Publications and resources


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.


ANZCA Bulletin - safety and quality articles

Direct links are provided below to articles of interest in the quality and safety section of recent editions of the ANZCA Bulletin.


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