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Safety & quality: Overview

This guide contains resources and information to complement those on the ANZCA Safety & Advocacy website.


Spotlight: webAIRS

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).

Spotlight: 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. 

Safety alerts

Safety alerts are published in each edition of the monthly ANZCA E-Newsletter and the quarterly ANZCA Bulletin, and information/alerts to keep you up to date are available form the Safety Alerts page on the ANZCA website.

ANZCA’s Safety and Quality Committee (SQC) works with fellows and ANZCA Council to support safe clinical practice in anaesthesia and pain medicine. SQC actively monitors and evaluates safety and quality information and develops standards and guidelines, including the college’s professional documents.

More information about the college's safety and advocacy work can be found on the ANZCA Safety and Advocacy webpage

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