College publications

Safe procedural sedation competencies

The safe procedural sedation competencies are designed to be used by all practitioners providing patient sedation for diagnostic and/or interventional procedures. They are also designed to be incorporated into any training curriculum where trainees are required to demonstrate competence in the provision of safe procedural sedation. They have been developed collaboratively by representatives from a range of medical, nursing and dental practitioners.

Anaesthesia and cognitive decline in adults

Deterioration in memory, thinking ability and concentration – collectively referred to as cognitive
decline – has been reported to follow anaesthesia and surgery. This particularly affects the elderly.


Airway Resources

Airway Assessment
This airway assessment resource has been produced for use by ANZCA Fellows and trainees to improve understanding and guide management of airway assessment and difficult airways. It is the first of an airway resource series and complements the Transition to CICO resource document (and ANZCA professional document PS61).

Transition to CICO
A comprehensive report on "Transition from supraglottic to infraglottic rescue in the 'can’t intubate can’t oxygenate’ (CICO) scenario" has been prepared by the ANZCA Airway Management Working Group.


Australasian Anaesthesia


Australasian Anaesthesia (the "Blue Book") is produced every two years, and is one of the great benefits of being a fellow or trainee of ANZCA.


Editions of the Blue Book can be accessed below:


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Acute Pain Management: Scientific Evidence

150x120-acute-pain.gifAcute Pain Management: Scientific Evidence is published every five years by ANZCA and FPM and covers a wide range of clinical topics, combining a review of the best available evidence for acute pain management with current clinical and expert practice.


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Order a hard copy of Acute Pain Management: Scientific Evidence, 4th ed
If you would like a copy of the book, please email us with your name and College ID. Additional hard copies are available for purchase by submitting an order form.


Mortality reports



ANZCA annual reports

Past annual reports are available here.

BDSH report

ANZCA considers bullying, discrimination and harassment unacceptable behaviour that will not be tolerated under any circumstances. Fellows and trainees acting as College representatives are responsible for ensuring an environment free of this behaviour. 

In 2015, the college established a Bullying, Discrimination and Sexual Harassment Working Group chaired by ANZCA President, Associate Professor David A Scott.

Their report can be found 


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