This hub has been designed for participants of the ANZCA and FPM Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Program - as well as other medical professionals - to identify resources suitable for keeping up-to-date with current research in the area of anaesthesia and pain medicine.
Looking for CPD resources and information related to the Coronavirus/COVID-19 outbreak? Try the COVID-19 guide.
Anaesthesia & pain medicine
There are two guides available highlighting the core resources for both anaesthesia and pain medicine:
ANZCA & FPM CPD Program
Access information and resources related to the ANZCA CPD program, including the dedicated resource guide.
The ANZCA Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Program currently operates on a 12 month cycle, with annual minimum requirements.
Support resources for CPD activities are divided as follows:
ANZCA CPD portfolio
Participants record, monitor and provide evidence of their completed CPD activities through the online CPD portfolio. Simply log in in with your college ID and password.
My CPD Portfolio [college website]
Roles in practice
Access resources to support social sciences and qualitative research particularly the professional practice domains of collaborator, communicator, health advocate, leader and manager, professional, and scholar.
The ANZCA Roles in Practice are taught throughout the ANZCA | FPM training programs, and describe the roles of a specialist anaesthetist and specialist pain medicine physician and how they apply to contemporary practice.
Professional research practice
Learn more about the resources available to support the professional practice domains of communicator, collaborator, leader and manager, scholar, health advocate and professional in anaesthesia, perioperative and pain medicine.
A range of resources that you can use to keep up-to-date with current literature, research, trends and networking opportunities, as well as information on the apps/tools available to help, including the Read by QxMD app.
Read by QxMD is an app that allows you keep up-to-date with the latest articles based on your own custom profile. Easy to set up and use, with an alerts based system that displays in the style of a personalised journal. This app is ideal for tracking newly published content and for bookmarking articles for CPD purposes.
ANZCA Library subscribes to 900+ full-text journals, with access to an additional 6000+ open-access e-journals.
You can access the journals in several ways:
Enable access to ANZCA full-text for anywhere on the web:
Need to access an article not available full-text?
BrowZine is an app that allows you to access and browse the entire ANZCA e-journal collection all in the one simple interface. It's the perfect “armchair-reading” app for catching up with your favourite journals.
Learn more about the podcasts related to anaesthesia, pain medicine and other areas that might be useful to medical professionals.
AudioDigest is an app that provides instant online and mobile access to 245+ accredited anaesthesiology and pain medicine audio lectures and board reviews (comprising the Anesthesiology collection) presented by experts from leading institutions, bringing clinicians a convenient continuing medical education (CME/CE) experience. This app is ideal for learning on the run!
Fully updated 2022/3 collection now available.
A large number of e-books, databases and collections contain tools which can be used for CME, exam and self-assessment purposes.
Safety, quality & wellbeing
There are a range of resources available for our fellows, trainees, specialist international medical graduates and immediate family members, including the CID toolkit, and the anaesthetic allergy, drug information, wellbeing and COVID guides.
Explore the various ways the college is working with government agencies, regulators, healthcare providers, and the media.
In addition, the college website has a section devoted to wellbeing:
A number of guides have been created to support these activities:
Want to learn more about the ANZCA & FPM CPD program? Try the ANZCA & FPM CPD Program webpage.
Educational courses and resources webpage. The College's educational resources include the ANZCA Educators Program and eLearning resources, such as podcasts and exam support resources.
The Standards of Practice webpage contains information on Professional documents and statements, and Anaesthetic incident reporting.
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