Standards of practice

We're responsible for setting the standards of clinical practice for anaesthesia and pain medicine in Australia and New Zealand. Our activities in this area include issuing safety alerts; developing professional documents; and overseeing incident reporting activities.

Our standards of healthcare and patient safety are among the best in the world and we're proud of the part we play in ensuring things stay that way. Through our committees and sub-committees, we oversee a range of incident reporting activities in Australia and New Zealand, as well as being responsible for reviewing, preparing and publishing policies, statements, and guidelines around anaesthesia, pain medicine and perioperative medicine practice. These activities are relevant to a wide range of health care practitioners. 

Professional documents

Our professional documents, statements and guidelines are crucial for promoting the safety and quality of patient care for those undergoing anaesthesia for surgical and other procedures and for those receiving pain medicine treatment.

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Airway management resources

Access a wide range of resources related to airway management through the ANZCA Library.

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Anaesthetic incident reporting

We oversee a range of incident reporting activities in Australia and New Zealand, including mortality reporting and webAIRS, to ensure that we continue to be two of the safest countries in the world to undergo anaesthesia.

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Perioperative Anaphylaxis Management Guidelines

Management and diagnosis cards designed to be used as a crisis management package in the event of an acute perioperative anaphylaxis.

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Our Perioperative Care Framework

Our Perioperative Care Framework maps the patient’s journey from the time surgery is contemplated through to an optimal outcome.

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Neural connector (NRFit®) changeover

Important information about the introduction of neural devices with connectors compliant with the new international standard ISO 80369-6.

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Last updated 13:46 19.05.2022