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Learn about the latest updates for ANZCA library services and resources.

ANZCA E-News (18 June 2024)

Latest articles of interest

A round up of the latest articles, including one on whether anaesthesia in AUS/NZ is still a "boys club".


Michael Cousins Lecture 2024 (Posted 4 June 2024)

At the recent 2024 ANZCA ASM held in Brisbane, Associate Professor Vivianne Tawfik the FPM ASM Visitor delivered the Michael Cousins Lecture: Perioperative analgesia for the patient with chronic pain.

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Te Hā – te reo (For the breath)/NZ News (13 June 2024)

Latest articles of interest

A recent article by a final year medical student highlighting the benefits of conducting a period of elective study, particularly in terms of personal and professional development


NZ print collection

Did you know that the NZ office has its own print collection available for loan? Requested items are delivered/returned via courier free-of-charge.

Training E-News (23 May 2024)

Latest books

The latest edition of Cottrell and Patel's Neuroanesthesia is now available online. In addition, we've been enhancing some of the SSU resources, including a brand new book on local anaesthesia in dentistry.


Are you a new trainee? If so be sure to check out our Anaesthesia training resources guide!


Training and exams hub:

The Training and Exams hub has been designed for trainees and educators participating in the ANZCA, FPM, RGA and DHM training programs to identify suitable training and exam resources, it includes online access to course-specific resource guides, the Primary Exam Reading List, specific texts, and links to exam reports.

SOT induction modules and support hub:

The SOT support hub highlights all the resources relevant to the SOT role, which also includes links to the new SOT induction modules.

ANZCA E-News (17 May 2024)

Latest books

A new cardiopulmonary bypass title, and an EMS simulation title have both been added to the collection.


ANZCA E-News (18 April 2024)

AI in health focus

The ANZCA library has just launched a new guide looking at AI in health. We've also highlighted a new AI in Anesthesiology book!

Latest articles

Several recent articles including one on AI for surgical services in ANZ.


Te Hā – te reo (For the breath)/NZ News (11 April 2024)

Latest articles of interest

Auckland-based Professor Simon Mitchell recently authored a supplement for Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine offering a comprehensive overview of decompression illness. Professor Mitchell also recently co-authored a case report with Drs Challen and Richards. Waikato-based fellow, Dr Kelly Byrne recently co-authored an editorial on revascularization for JCVA Christchurch-based fellow, Dr Susan Nicoll recently authored a letter to the editor on simulation training for A&A.

FPM Synapse E-News (28 March 2024)

Latest articles

Several recent articles on pain with an Australian/New Zealand focus.


Latest books

We have a new book on interventional pain procedures.


Training E-News (27 March 2024)

Latest books

The latest edition of Clinical Anesthesia is now available online. In addition, there is new book on emergency anesthesia procedures.


Latest articles

An article spotlighting the I-Excel course for SIMGs.


ANZCA E-News (15 March 2024)

New journals

The library has just begun 2 new journal subscriptions: NEJM Evidence and Perfusion.

NEJM Evidence offers a behind-the-scenes view of clinical trials that enables readers to develop a deeper understanding of the statistical methods used in trials, to become more sophisticated evaluators of medical evidence, and to learn from trial participants whose stories can help shape and inform the future direction of clinical trial design.

Perfusion is an ISI-ranked, peer-reviewed scholarly journal, which provides current information on all aspects of perfusion, oxygenation and biocompatibility and their use in modern cardiac surgery. The journal is at the forefront of international research and development and presents an appropriately multidisciplinary approach to perfusion science.


Latest books

The latest edition of Obstetric Anesthesia and Uncommon Disorders has been added to the collection. In addition, The Thriving Doctor: How to Be More Balanced and Fulfilled, Working in Medicine has also been added to our wellbeing collection.


FPM Training E-News (14 March 2024)

Latest books

The latest edition of Neurology Companion has been added to the collection. In addition, there is new book on treatment of chronic lower back pain.


ANZCA E-News (16 February 2024)

Latest titles

The library recently added several new titles to the collection, one as the result of a suggestion by a fellow. Cardiopulmonary Bypass has been added to our CVTP collection. Oxford's brand new Oxford Textbook of Respiratory Critical Care has also been added to our ICM collection.


Latest articles of interest

FANZCA, Anton Booth, has just published a systematic review on emergency airway management of adult epiglottitis.

Te Hā – te reo (For the breath)/NZ News (8 February 2024)

Latest articles of interest

Waikato-based fellow Jamie Sleigh recently co-authored a paper on Consciousness and General Anesthesia. CCR also recently published 2 articles that may be of interest to NZ-based intensivists.

Latest print titles

Additional copies of the popular print-only Ace your medical exams and Study less and still blitz your medical exams have been purchased for the New Zealand exam collection.


Training E-News (25 January 2024)

New year - new titles!

Rolling into 2024, a number of new training & exam-related titles have become available, including a new edition of Faust's Anesthesiology Review and a companion study text for Drugs in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care.


Training and exams hub:

The Training and Exams hub has been designed for trainees and educators participating in the ANZCA, FPM, RGA and DHM training programs to identify suitable training and exam resources, it includes online access to the Primary Exam Reading List, specific texts, and links to exam reports.

SOT induction modules and support hub:

A support hub has been created to highlight all the resources relevant to the SOT role, which also includes links to the new SOT induction modules.


Latest articles of interest

ANZCA E-News (17 January 2024)

New CPD-related library guide

ANZCA library - in conjunction with the ANZCA & FPM CPD Program - have just launched a new guide for CPD participants working in clinical support roles and/or without direct patient care. The guide provides information on key areas to consider, suggestions for compliant CPD activities and in-depth resource support for the newly-updated CPD curriculum. Several new titles have been purchased/subscribed to in order to supplement the new guide including BMJ Quality & Safety and Cultural Safety in Trauma-Informed Practice from a First Nations Perspective.


New year - new titles

Rolling into 2024, several new book and journal titles are now available. This includes a number of quality and safety-related titles, including a new journal subscription to BMJ Quality & Safety.


Note: Work has also begun on updating and expanding the ANZCA & FPM CPD Program and Keeping Current guides.



Latest articles of interest

ANZCA E-News (18 December 2023)

Obstetric anaesthesia guide update

As part of a series of major updates to our SIG-related resource guides, the library has recently updated the Obstetric anaesthesia guide. This includes a refresh of articles, books, websites, and other resources.

Access the Leadership & management guide

Latest articles of interest

Latest books

A round-up of the several recently-received donations, plus a new e-book on qualitative research.

FPM Synapse E-News (14 December 2023)

Research Review

Research Review recently released the latest entry in their Educational Series, which focusses on opioid dependence and the role of LAI buprenorphine.


Latest pain-related articles


FPM Training E-News (6 December 2023)

Latest books

The latest edition of Atlas of Common Syndromes has been added to the collection. In addition, there are new books examining myofascial pain and dysfunction and psychological pain management.


Training and SOT E-News (5 December 2023)

Latest articles of interest

A recent article in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care that was co-written by our former president, Lindy Roberts, explains how the Diploma of Rural Generalist Anaesthesia is supporting the rural and remote communities of Australia. 


Recent training titles of interest

New editions of Irwin & Rippe's Intensive Care Medicine and the *international* version of Advanced Paediatric Life Support (Note: An updated ANZ 7th edition of the APLS course manual is currently being finalised). Plus a new title focussing on remediation in medical education.


Te Hā – te reo (For the breath)/NZ News (22 November 2023)

NZ resources update

The ANZCA Library Manager recently attended the 2023 NZNC to report on the progress on updates to resourcing for NZ-based trainees and fellows in the last 12 months:

ANZCA Library at the 2023 NZ ASM

The ANZCA Library Manager recently attended the 2023 NZ ASM in Dunedin to promote the ANZCA Library resources to current and prospective trainees, fellows and CPD participants. A number of discussions also took place around how the library could better support the various SIGs, with a specific focus on improving communications with SIG members both in Australia and New Zealand.

Latest articles of interest

A recent article in Anaesthesia journal by 2 NZ-based fellows examining large effect sizes in discovery trials.

ANZCA E-News (17 November 2023)

Leadership & management guide update

As part of a series of major updates to our SIG-related resource guides, the library has recently updated the Leadership & management guide. This includes a full refresh of articles, books, websites, and other resources.

Access the Leadership & management guide

Recent titles of interest

A new edition of Irwin & Rippe's, a new title covering difficult airway case studies, and a print-only title examining anaesthesia in Ireland.


ANZCA E-News (16 October 2023)

Recent titles of interest


Recent articles of interest

A round-up of recent WebAIRS-related articles.


Training and SOT E-News (28 September 2023)

Recent titles of interest

New editions of Rang & Dales and Graphic Anaesthesia (both online and in print) plus Anesthesia Oral Board Review (only only) are now available.


New POM training guide

A new Perioperative Medicine (POM) training guide is now available. The guide provides support resources for the POM framework, roles in practice, units of study readings (Unit 1 currently available), as well as the numerous resources POM trainees may find useful. Watch this space as the guide grows in 2024 with the launch of the full POM course.


Recent articles of interest:


Training and exams hub:

The Training and Exams hub has been designed for trainees and educators participating in the ANZCA, FPM, RGA and DHM training programs to identify suitable training and exam resources, it includes online access to the Primary Exam Reading List, specific texts, and links to exam reports.

SOT induction modules and support hub:

A support hub has been created to highlight all the resources relevant to the SOT role, which also includes links to the new SOT induction modules.

FPM Synapse E-News (27 September 2023)

Recent titles of interest

Pain-related titles recently added to the collection include the latest in the Atlas of Interventional Pain series.

Recent articles of interest

A number of new pain-related articles have recently been added to the library guides.


ANZCA E-News (18 September 2023)

Recent titles of interest

A number of new NZ fellow authored or NZ-related articles have recently been added to the library guides.

Recent articles of interest

Recent articles of interest

A number of new NZ fellow authored or NZ-related articles have recently been added to the library guides.

NZ print book update


NZ print collection

Did you know that the NZ office has its own print collection available for loan? Requested items are delivered/returned via courier free-of-charge.

ANZCA E-News (17 August 2023)

Recent articles of interest

A number of new anaesthesia-related articles have recently been added to the library guides.


Recent titles of interest

The library has recently several new titles to the e-Book collection.


FPM Training E-News (10 August 2023)

Highlights include a new book on back pain and updates to the Learn@ANZCA readings, which are now reflected in the FPM Essential Topic Areas Reference lists

Latest books


Pain medicine training guide/ETA essentials update

The library - in conjunction with the Faculty of Pain Management - has now completed more updates to the FPM Essential Topic Areas Reference lists. The Learn@ANZCA readings have now been updated, and the full list of references are now accessible from the Pain Medicine Training guide.

Training E-News (27 July 2023)


Recent titles of interest

The library has recently purchased a number of titles to supplement the anaesthesia training curriculum:

Recent articles of interest

A number of new education-related articles have recently been added to the library guides.

ANZCA E-News (17 July 2023)

Recent articles of interest

A number of new anaesthesia-related articles have recently been added to the library guides.


Recent titles of interest

The library has recently added 2 new titles related to the Uluru Statement of the Heart/Voice to Parliament to the general collection.


Te Hā – te reo (For the breath)/NZ News (12 July 2023)

Recent articles of interest

A number of new NZ fellow authored or NZ-related articles have recently been added to the library guides.


New NZ print titles

Several new print titles have recently been added to the NZ collection.


NZ print collection

Did you know that the NZ office has its own print collection available for loan? Requested items are delivered/returned via courier free-of-charge.

FPM Synapse E-News (29 June 2023)

Recent articles of interest

A number of new pain-related articles have recently been added to the library guides.


Recent titles of interest

A number of new pain-related titles have recently been added to the library collection.


ANZCA E-News (19 June 2023)

Recent articles of interest

Recent titles of interest

A number of new titles have recently been added to the library collection, including Obstetric Anesthesia: Quick References & Practical Guides, Textbook of Critical Care, 8e and Elsevier’s 2024 Intravenous Medications (formerly Gahart's Intravenous Medications).

Guides refresh

We recently updated another of our specialists guides.

The Acute Pain guide is your gateway to acute pain resources available via the ANZCA Library and beyond. The guide has recently been refreshed with an updated titles list, and includes a number of recently published articles.

BJA change of access (4 November 2021)

Due to a significant and unsustainable price increase, the ANZCA Library will discontinue its online subscription to the British Journal of Anaesthesia (BJA) from 1 January 2022.

See the complete college news item for more information

With this change, college members will continue to receive the following free online access to the BJA:

  • Issues published pre-2022
  • Issues published from 2022 onward that are older than 12 months

This content will be available through the library’s discovery service, journals list, apps and other linking tools and platforms. It will also be possible to request any newer articles not online through the library free-of-cost.

Any current college fellow, trainee, or SIMG, can also take out a personal subscription to the BJA at a heavily discounted rate.

See the college BJA personal subscriptions page for more information

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