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Unsung Heroes of the Operating Theatre Have Their Day

Wednesday, 16 October 2013, 2:54 pm | ANZCA

Around 50 per cent of New Zealanders are not aware that their anaesthetist is a highly trained medical specialist, just like their surgeon. While the “Offspring effect” has raised awareness of the anaesthetist’s role, events such as the death of pop ... More >>

National Anaesthesia Day

Wednesday, 9 October 2013, 6:42 pm | ANZCA

Most people will need the care of an anaesthetist at some stage in their lives – for pain relief during the birth of a baby, for a routine day-stay procedure or for a major operation. Many of today’s operations, especially for the very young, very ... More >>

Chronic pain major cause of health loss

Friday, 9 August 2013, 6:15 pm | ANZCA

“Chronic pain is one of the leading causes of health loss for New Zealanders, according to today’s report, Health Loss in New Zealand ,” says pain medicine specialist, Dr Kieran Davis. Health loss is a measure of how much healthy life is lost due to ... More >>

Making anaesthesia safer

Thursday, 28 March 2013, 3:47 pm | ANZCA

Even though anaesthesia-related deaths have dropped by more than 90 per cent in the past 50 years, the profession is striving to make anaesthesia even safer, says the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (ANZCA). More >>


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