This guide contains resources and information to complement those on the ANZCA Safety & Advocacy website.
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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.
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Safety & quality committee
ANZCA’s Safety & Quality Committee (SQC) works with fellows and ANZCA Council to support safe clinical practice in anaesthesia and pain medicine. See the college's Safety and Advocacy webpage for more information.
Safety alerts are published in the monthly ANZCA E-News and the quarterly ANZCA Bulletin, and information/alerts are available form the college's Safety Alerts page.
webAIRS stands for web-based anaesthetic incident reporting system. It's an online reporting tool available to all anaesthetic departments in Australia and New Zealand. The system was developed by the Australian and New Zealand Tripartite Anaesthetic Data Committee (ANZTADC).
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ANZCA acknowledges the traditional custodians of Country throughout Australia and recognises their unique cultural and spiritual relationships to the land, waters and seas and their rich contribution to society. We pay our respects to ancestors and Elders, past, present, and emerging.
ANZCA acknowledges and respects Māori as the Tangata Whenua of Aotearoa and is committed to upholding the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi, fostering the college’s relationship with Māori, supporting Māori fellows and trainees, and striving to improve the health of Māori.