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COVID-19 resources: Overview

The COVID-19 pandemic is a rapidly evolving situation. The college is working collaboratively with other specialist colleges and societies in Australia and New Zealand and internationally with the intent to share knowledge and respond to the needs of health professionals. To this end, the college has compiled these resources to support your preparation for high risk and or sero-positive COVID-19 patients. Please make sure that you are aware of any guidance available from your department, institution, state or national bodies and be alert to changing advice. Please Note: This guide is under constant update.

Recent updates

  • NEW: COVID-19: Systemic Risk and Resilience - see Articles/Publications tab
  • UPD: Recent Articles - see Articles/Publications tab
  • UPD: PG68(A) Guideline on surgical patient safety for SARS-CoV-2 infection and vaccination - see Clinical resources tab (3: Perioperative planning/surgical patient safety)
  • NEW: Online lectures (podcasts) from Audio Digest - see Online Lectures tab
  • NEW:COVID-19 Critical and Intensive Care Medicine Essentials- see Articles/Publications tab
  • UPD: Omicron Variant Spotlight - see below
  • NEW: Australasian Anaesthesia 2021 with several COVID-related chapters - see Books section of Other Resources tab

Spotlight: COVID-19 Medcast Series (AMA Education Hub)

Omicron Variant Spotlight

Spotlight: NZ Anaesthetist details what it's like working during Fiji's Covid crisis

NZ-based ANZCA fellow, Dr Tony Diprose, is helping out with non life-threatening surgeries in Fiji has nothing but praise for Fijian colleagues working amid the country's Covid-19 crisis.

First Broadcast: 4 August 2021
Duration: 7 mins 13 secs approx.

More information

ASM Spotlight: COVID-19 and peer review

COVID-19 and peer review: Interpreting the literature in a global emergency: Professor Hugh Hemmings

ANZCA ASM Visitor Professor Hugh Hemmings presentation "COVID-19 and peer review: Interpreting the literature in a global emergency" at the 2021 ANZCA ASM.

Duration: 22 mins approx.

                            Visit the ASM website for more:

ANZCA COVID-19 information

Background reading

Last Updated: 3 July 2023

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Key documents



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