Obstetric Anaesthesia SIG

Obstetric Anaesthesia Special Interest Group

 

The clinical situation regarding the COVID19 pandemic will impact the anaesthetic care of pregnant women


The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists released a document for healthcare professionals on 9 March, 2020, updated on 13 March, 2020. This information is being updated regularly and you can apply for email updates at the website.
 

This information should be used in conjunction with local guidelines and according to local resources, which differ between institutions. Communication between local obstetric, anaesthetic and neonatal services regarding management is important.


The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists also published a shorter statement on their website on 14 March, 2020, which will be updated.

In addition, their advice to obstetricians and gynaecologists on 14 March, 2020 may be of interest.

Information regarding the provision of general anaesthesia is consistent with advice in non-pregnant patients, the resources provided by ANZCA are recommended.

It is important to accept that as the situation develops, guidance may change.  

 

RESOURCES

Summary of considerations for obstetric anaesthesia and COVID19OVID-19 Updates

OBJECTIVE

The executive of the Obstetric Anaesthesia SIG meets regularly, usually via teleconference, to discuss matters related to the group's area of interest.

FUTURE ACTIVITIES

2021 Joint Airway Management, Obstetric Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine SIG meeting (satellite meeting to the ANZCA ASM)
Thursday 29 April 2021 
Theme: "Looking over the Bridge'
For further information, please click here 


 

PAST EVENTS

2018 Obstetric Anaesthesia SIG Meeting
"Obstetric anaesthesia... deliverying what really matters"
Held May 7-11, International Convention Centre Sydney (ICC).
Please visit the meeting website to view presentation slides.

SUPPORTING QUALITY ASSURANCE

The Obstetric Anaesthesia SIG is pleased to present a resource document for Obstetric Anaesthesia data-sets, along with the data-sets and definitions. Please click to view the resource document, Labour Analgesia CQR data collection form, Obstetric Anaesthesia CQR data collection form.

CLINICAL RESOURCES FOR THE MANAGEMENT OF WOMEN WITH PREECLAMPSIA 

Dennis AT. Management of pre-eclampsia: issues for anaesthetists. Anaesthesia 2012; 67: 1009–1020. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2044.2012.07195.x 

 

MEMBERSHIP

If you would like information on joining the Obstetric Anaesthesia Special Interest Group, please download an application form or contact events on +61 3 9510 6299.

 

EXECUTIVE

 
Position
Name
Region
Chair
Dr Ed Debenham         
WA
Member  Dr Fiona Barron
Qld
Member  Dr Katie Ben  NZ
Member  Dr Jane Brown  NSW 
Member  Associate Professor Victoria Eley    Qld
Member
Associate Professor Alicia Dennis
Vic
Member  Dr James Griffiths  Vic 
Member  Dr Surbhi Malhotra  NSW 
Member
Associate Professor Nolan McDonnell
WA
Member
Dr Nico Terblanche
Tas
Associate member Dr Torin Clack SA
Co-opted member  Dr Guy Godsall  Qld 
Co-opted member
Dr Olivia Millay
Vic
 

For further information, please contact Events or phone +61 3 9510 6299 or visit the ANZCA website.