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Putting patient safety first

Find out what we do to ensure our patients have access to safe, high-quality, culturally competent care whenever and wherever they need it

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QLD Health patient safety notice: Marcain Spinal 0.5% Heavy (bupivacaine hydrochloride)

Queensland Health has recently developed a patient safety notice on Marcain Spinal 0.5% Heavy (bupivacaine hydrochloride)

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Product Safety Alert- Adrenaline-Link 1:10,000 1mg/10mL Pre-filled syringe

Reports of blocked syringe bores have been received by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) and Link, which made it difficult or impossible to administer a dose of potentially life-saving medication.

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Safety alert – cephazolin vials with red cap

ANZCA has been made aware of an incident where vecuronium was mistakenly administered instead of cephazolin.

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COVID-19 patient screen study

New Australian research on COVID-19 screening of hospital patients during the first wave of the pandemic found that the documentation of patient screening procedures before surgery could be improved.

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Euroanaesthesia 2020 virtual congress

28 Nov 2020 - 30 Nov 2020 | Virtual

An outstanding program of cutting edge innovations in basic and clinical science, education & patient safety.

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Safety and quality update: August 2021

New this month: 2021 Preventing and Controlling Infections Standard, Entries open for ACHS Quality Improvement Awards, SafeScript NSW website launched, WebAIRS update, ANZTADC vacancy

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Artifical Intelligence and anaesthesia - ANZCA webinar

This ANZCA webinar brings in experts from both sides of the Tasman to look AI and ethics and patient safety .

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Safety & Advocacy Resource Hub

Access a wide range of resources related to safety, standards of practice, advocacy and Indigenous and global health through the ANZCA Library.

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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 include issuing safety alerts; developing professional documents; and overseeing incident reporting.

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