Resources & Links
SPANZA Guidelines for Paediatric Anaesthesia Fellowship
Under the leadership of the SPANZA Education Subcommittee, the SPANZA Guidelines for Paediatric Anaesthesia Fellowship have been developed. After a 12 month review period, these have now been finalised.
ANZCA’s Professional Document: PS29 – “Guideline for the Provision of Anaesthesia Care to Children” and associated background paper have been published on ANZCA’s website.
Development of this updated guideline has been a substantial project and a significant collaboration between ANZCA and SPANZA. The original text of the document was developed by a SPANZA working group, and our processes overseen by the SPANZA Guidelines and Statements subcommittee.
SPANZA would like to acknowledge the work of members in reviewing this document:
Dr Aimee Clark, NZ; Dr Amanda Dalton, NZ; Dr Patrick Farrell, ANZCA Councillor, NSW; Dr Tanya Farrell, SPANZA Guidelines and Statements Committee, WA; Dr David Linscott, Immediate past president, SPANZA, NZ; Dr Ruth Matters, SPANZA Executive, Tas; Dr Catherine Olweny, Chair SPANZA Guidelines and Statements Committee, Vic
The imperative to treat acute pain with innovative evidence–based, patient–centred strategies has never been greater. The lofty goal of personalised, harm–free and adequate relief for every person experiencing acute pain remains just that. The fact that it is not yet reality is more of a testimony to the enormity and complexity of the task rather than for want of trying as can be seen by the exponential increase in publications on this topic.
Acute Pain Management: Scientific Evidence:5th Edition is larger than ever yet comfortingly familiar. In this fifth edition, Professor Schugand the editorial team have compiled the latest high–quality offering of this internationally renowned publication from the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists and its Faculty of Pain Medicine. It brings together the most recent evidence in acute pain management from the last five years, properly evaluated and collated in the one resource.
These pages are where you will find useful contacts, resources, protocols and guides to treatment.
- Children’s Hospital at Westmead Sydney
- Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, London: Dept of Anaesthesia
- Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto: Dept of Anaesthesia
- Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne: Dept of Anaesthesia and Pain Management
- Women’s and Children’s Hospital South Australia: Dept of Anaesthesia
Paediatric Anaesthetic Network of New Zealand
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Paediatric Anaesthesia Forum (PAF)
This is a free service that is administered by the Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto. It is an online forum where you can ask questions and make comments. Many of the regular contributors are some of the most prominent and respected of the world’s paediatric anaesthetists and because of this the opinions are well worth while. Please click here to view the forum.
Sources of Published Comment and Reviews
Italian Internet Journal of Pediatric and Neonatal Anesthesia
If you click here you will get to the home page of this Italian internet-based journal. The next step is to click on the items of the Navigation area on the left of the page. The main Journal articles are under the buttons ‘Numeri Online’ and ‘Abstracts’. They are in English even though the site is in Italian.
Portex Anaesthesia, Intensive Therapy and Respiratory Medicine Unit
This is a unit which combines the Institute of Child Health and the Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children. Its aims are to; Minimise pain, discomfort and stress for children requiring surgery and intensive therapy and improve safety, outcome and patient satisfaction nationally and to promote lung health in children. Click Here to see current activities and past publications.