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.

PS29

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.

CLICK HERE for PS29 document and HERE for background paper.

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

Paediatric Hospitals

These pages are where you will find useful contacts, resources, protocols and guides to treatment.

Paediatric Anaesthetic Network of New Zealand

CLICK HERE for more information

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.

Syndromes and other problems

This Pediatric Database was designed by Dr. Alan Gandy (MD.,PhD.,FRCP(C)) while enrolled in the Pediatric Residency Programme at the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario, Canada from 1990-1994. Presently he is a Consultant Pediatrician in Summerside, Prince Edward Island, Canada.