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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 >>

New Chair for ANZCA’s New Zealand National Committee

Thursday, 11 July 2013, 5:09 pm | The Australian and NZ College of Anaesthetists

Dr Nigel Robertson, a specialist anaesthetist at Auckland City Hospital, is the new head of New Zealand’s largest anaesthesia organisation. He took over as Chair of the New Zealand National Committee of the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists ... More >>

Designer teeth create headaches

Monday, 13 October 2008, 10:02 am | The Australian and NZ College of Anaesthetists

Nelson Hospital consultant anaesthetist Philip Cornish says anaesthetists are dealing with an increasing number of patients who have had mouthfuls of dental work done, sometimes amounting to hundreds of thousands of dollars worth. More >>

Better Life, Work Balance: Japanese Anaesthetist

Wednesday, 11 May 2005, 10:24 am | The Australian and NZ College of Anaesthetists

Auckland’s Greenlane Clinical Centre has on its staff the first Japanese born person to qualify as a Fellow of the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (FANZCA). More >>

Neorocritical care centres could save lives

Tuesday, 10 May 2005, 3:43 pm | The Australian and NZ College of Anaesthetists

The lives of tens of thousands of people with brain injuries could be saved, with a better quality recovery, at less cost, through the introduction of specialised neurocritical care centres, according to a leading British anaesthetist. More >>

Key Meeting on Anaesthesia

Monday, 2 May 2005, 11:58 am | The Australian and NZ College of Anaesthetists

Better safety, comfort and outcomes of anaesthesia, intensive care and pain medicine … developments that have the potential to positively affect our lives … human stories, better techniques, new puzzles that need answers, including errors and how to avoid ... More >>

 

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