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Environmental Sustainability Vital to Lower Health Costs

Friday, 10 November 2017, 9:55 am | The Australian and NZ College of Anaesthetists

Reducing New Zealand’s carbon footprint and taking a lead on environmental sustainability, will improve people’s health, lead to major health cost savings and has potential to improve health equity, says Dr Cambell Bennett, a specialist anaesthetist at Lakes ... More >>

Study reveals extent of cancer cases in hospital ICUs

Thursday, 2 November 2017, 1:48 pm | The Australian and NZ College of Anaesthetists

A landmark review of more than 1.6 million admissions to Australian and New Zealand intensive care units will enable hospitals and healthcare authorities to better target management of particular cancers. More >>

Campaign advises older patients about anaesthesia issues

Thursday, 12 October 2017, 1:53 pm | The Australian and NZ College of Anaesthetists

With people aged 65 and over now making up 30 per cent of New Zealand hospital admissions, a new information campaign is advising patients that ageing can make them more sensitive to anaesthetic drugs, more likely to develop complications and infections, and they ... More >>

Call for frank discussions about risks for older patients

Thursday, 12 October 2017, 1:52 pm | The Australian and NZ College of Anaesthetists

Anaesthetists call for frank discussions about the risks as well as benefits of operating on older patients More >>

Malignant hyperthermia very rare, say anaesthetists

Tuesday, 10 October 2017, 4:50 pm | The Australian and NZ College of Anaesthetists

Parents can be reassured that their children are at very low risk of suffering a malignant hyperthermia reaction to an anaesthetic, says specialist anaesthetist Dr Terasa Bulger. “And should they happen to suffer such a reaction, then there is ... More >>

We need to talk about sugar

Monday, 10 July 2017, 4:18 pm | The Australian and NZ College of Anaesthetists

We need to talk about sugar The public health risks associated with sugar are just as serious as smoking and should be treated as a priority by governments, doctors and medical specialists, a key meeting of anaesthetists has been told. According ... More >>

Media Prize For Stories On Anaesthesia Or Pain Medicine

Wednesday, 11 January 2017, 2:03 pm | The Australian and NZ College of Anaesthetists

Journalists in Australia and New Zealand are invited to enter this year’s ANZCA Media Award. ANZCA will award a prize of $A5000 for the best news story, feature or series about anaesthesia or pain medicine that appears in print, on radio, on ... More >>

Anaesthetists join with Surgeons to build Respect

Thursday, 15 December 2016, 4:35 pm | The Australian and NZ College of Anaesthetists

The Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (ANZCA) and the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) have signed a Letter of Agreement that confirms a collaborative approach toward building respect in the medical workplace and eliminating discrimination, ... More >>

The benefits of regional anaesthesia – displays and demos

Monday, 10 October 2016, 12:19 pm | The Australian and NZ College of Anaesthetists

Media alert – information for use in the week beginning October 10 to let the public know about the displays and information available in hospitals on Monday, October 17 More >>

New psychotherapy helps people deal with chronic pain

Friday, 16 September 2016, 5:29 pm | The Australian and NZ College of Anaesthetists

“Acceptance and commitment therapy” helps people with chronic pain manage the pain better and make their everyday lives more fullfilling, new research suggests. More >>

Kind doctors have healthier patients

Tuesday, 3 May 2016, 12:32 pm | The Australian and NZ College of Anaesthetists

Kind doctors who treat their patients with empathy are linked to better health outcomes for patients, the annual scientific meeting of the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists will hear tomorrow (Wednesday). Patients who are treated with compassion ... More >>

Does ketamine prevent chronic pain after surgery?

Tuesday, 3 May 2016, 11:57 am | The Australian and NZ College of Anaesthetists

Using a pain-reliever called ketamine during surgery and as part of pain relief afterwards could cut the risk of the patient developing chronic pain by up to half. More >>

Increasing patient weight takes its toll on anaesthetists

Thursday, 17 December 2015, 10:27 am | The Australian and NZ College of Anaesthetists

ANZCA-media-release-P7 December 17, 2015 Increasing patient weight takes its toll on anaesthetists More >>

When noise and even a breeze can cause unbearable pain

Monday, 7 December 2015, 7:46 am | The Australian and NZ College of Anaesthetists

A little-known condition that causes debilitating pain after an original injury has healed, and that is often made worse by stimuli including noise, is the subject of new research funded by the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists. More >>

World-first study looks at economic cost of maternal obesity

Friday, 16 October 2015, 10:13 am | The Australian and NZ College of Anaesthetists

With every obese and very obese pregnant woman undergoing a caesarean section, hospitals experience an average increased anaesthesia time of between 10 to 25 per cent, new research will reveal. More >>

Extra costs for care of obese pregnant patients

Friday, 16 October 2015, 10:10 am | The Australian and NZ College of Anaesthetists

Hospitals across Australia and New Zealand are facing increased time and cost burdens in caring for obese pregnant women giving birth by caesarean section, new research indicates. More >>

Obesity complicates anaesthesia

Friday, 16 October 2015, 10:08 am | The Australian and NZ College of Anaesthetists

Anaesthetists are adjusting their best practice – and hospitals are under increasing pressure – to adapt to the complex and varied needs of the obese patient, according to the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (ANZCA). More >>

Chronic pain after surgery

Tuesday, 6 May 2014, 2:45 pm | The Australian and NZ College of Anaesthetists

Persistent pain after common surgery affects up to 50 per cent of patients but it should soon be possible to identify those most at risk and prevent this debilitating complication, a meeting of pain medicine specialists heard today. More >>

A$5000 health journalism prize

Thursday, 9 January 2014, 5:30 pm | The Australian and NZ College of Anaesthetists

Media in New Zealand and Australia are invited to participate in the annual ANZCA Media Award. ANZCA will award a prize of A$5000 for the best news story or feature about anaesthesia or pain medicine that appeared in print, on radio, on television ... More >>

Tiny technology, huge benefits - medical use of nanocrystals

Thursday, 7 November 2013, 7:34 pm | The Australian and NZ College of Anaesthetists

An emerging new use of nanocrystals holds the promise of treating cancer tumours more precisely, and reducing the risk of some illnesses for people working in remote environments such as Antarctica and space, anaesthetists have heard at their conference ... More >>

 

 

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