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Rural generalist anaesthesia (RGA) training: Safety & quality in anaesthetic practice

There are seven Clinical Fundamentals (CFs), which define the fundamental specialty knowledge and skills of anaesthetists applicable across all areas of practice. They are: general anaesthesia and sedation; airway management; regional and local anaesthesia; perioperative medicine; pain medicine; resuscitation, trauma and crisis management; and safety and quality in anaesthetic practice.

This guide contains resources to aid in developing knowledge and skills in these areas through RGA training.

Safety & quality in anaesthetic practice

Recommended resources are listed below. Additional safety & quality in anaesthetic practice resources can be accessed via the Safety & quality guide.


Use the links below to access additional support resources contained on the Learn @ANZCA platform.

Note: Resources located in Learn@ANZCA require that you first register before accessing.

Stop Before You Block

Stop Before You Block (SB4YB) is an initiative that started at Nottingham University Hospital in 2010 following a series of inadvertent wrong-sided nerve blocks. Below are some resources for anaesthesia departments to use in in the operating theatre and for educational purposes, and to help individual anaesthetists to take part in the “Stop before you block” campaign, supported by ANZCA.

ANZCA professional documents

Recommended professional documents are listed below. The full suite of ANZCA professional documents can be accessed via the college page.

ANZCA resource guides

AudioDigest Spotlight

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