Category Archives: Safety

AnSafe Meeting Weds 24th March 6.30pm

Next AnSafe Meeting

  • Date: Wednesday 24th March 2021
  • Time: 6.30pm
  • Topic: AnSafe (Submit agenda items here.)
  • Chair: Philippa Hall
  • Venue: Video conference (link will be emailed via AnSafe.)

Agenda will be circulated via AnSafe.

A note on AnSafe Meetings: Both Pindara Private Hospital and the Gold Coast Private Hospital consider 50% attendance at these
meetings essential to continued accreditation of anaesthetists.

On attending you will be able to claim 2 credits per hour ANZCA CPD points.

Submit agenda items on the AnSafe page.

AnSafe Video Conference 6.30pm Wednesday 2nd December 2020

Next AnSafe Meeting

  • Date: Wednesday 2nd December 2020
  • Time: 6.30pm
  • Topic: AnSafe (Submit agenda items here.)
  • Chair: Philippa Hall
  • Venue: Video conference (link will be emailed via AnSafe.)

Agenda has been circulated via AnSafe.

A note on AnSafe Meetings: Both Pindara Private Hospital and the Gold Coast Private Hospital consider 50% attendance at these
meetings essential to continued accreditation of anaesthetists.

On attending you will be able to claim 2 credits per hour ANZCA CPD points.

Submit agenda items on the AnSafe page.

AnSafe Video Conference Wednesday 18th March 2020

Next AnSafe Meeting

  • Date: Wednesday 18th March 2020
  • Time: 7.00pm
  • Topic: AnSafe/COVID-19 (Submit agenda items here.)
  • Chair: Philippa Hall
  • Venue: Video conference using GoToMeeting.

Please note changes from original date and venue.

Details on how to set up your phone/tablet/computer have been circulated via the AnSafe email list.

A note on AnSafe Meetings: Both Pindara Private Hospital and the Gold Coast Private Hospital consider 50% attendance at these
meetings essential to continued accreditation of anaesthetists.

On attending you will be able to claim 2 credits per hour ANZCA CPD points.

Submit agenda items on the AnSafe page.

AnSafe Meeting Thursday 14th November 2019

Next Meeting 2019
  • Date: Thursday 14th November 2019
  • Time: 6.00pm
  • Topic: Ansafe meeting
  • Chairperson: Alison Herdman
  • Venue: SAS Rooms, 82-86 Minnie St, Southport.

Dear All,

The final AnSafe Meeting for 2019 will be on THURSDAY NOVEMBER 14th 2109 at 6pm. It will be held at the SAS Rooms at 12/82 Minnie St Southport as usual.

Please note, though, that this is a Thursday meeting and not a Friday one.
 
Agenda to follow but we will be asking for any M&M experiences which you may like to share with the meeting.
Kind regards,
Alison Herdman
A note on AnSafe Meetings : Both Pindara Private Hospital and the Gold Coast Private Hospital consider 50% attendance at these meetings essential to continued accreditation of anaesthetists.
If you are unable to attend please email alisonherdman (at) icloud.com  so your apologies can be documented. 
On attending you will be able to claim 2 credits per hour ANZCA CPD points .

AnSafe Meeting 2nd August 2019

Next Meeting 2019
  • Date: Friday 2nd August
  • Time: 6.00pm
  • Topic: Ansafe meeting
  • Presenter: Alison Herdman
  • Venue: SAS Rooms, 82-86 Minnie St, Southport.
Meeting will be finished by 8pm
 
Refreshments tonight courtesy of APS
 
A note on AnSafe Meetings : Both Pindara Private Hospital and the Gold Coast Private Hospital consider 50% attendance at these meetings essential to continued accreditation of anaesthetists.
If you are unable to attend please email alisonherdman (at) icloud.com  so your apologies can be documented. 
On attending you will be able to claim 2 credits per hour ANZCA CPD points .

AnSafe Meeting Friday February 1st 2018

(Posted on behalf of Alison Herdman)

The first AnSafe Meeting of the year will be on Friday February 1st at the SAS Rooms at 82 Minnie St Southport starting at 6pm.

Please remember that AnSafe is classified as an Anaesthetic  craft group/M&M Meeting by both Pindara and the GCPH. As part of the accreditation process VM0s are expected to attend 50% of these meetings or at least one per year. CME points can be claimed for your attendance. Please check on the Gcape website after the meeting for details.

Best wishes

Alison Herdman

AnSafe M&M Friday September 14th

(Posted on behalf of Alison Herdman)

There will be an extra AnSafe M&M Meeting on Friday September 14th to discuss Endoscopic Aspirations, SGLT 2 inhibitors with a talk from a Brisbane Endocrinologist and anything else we have time for bearing in mind its strictly 6pm- 8pm on a Friday night.

This will be held at the SAS Rooms in Minnie St and will start as mentioned above at 6pm.

All welcome, Refreshments served.

Thanks to Adrian Skidmore for instigating this.

AnSafe Meeting Friday 6th July

(Posted on behalf of Alison Herdman)

Dear All, 

The second  AnSafe Meeting 2018 is to be held at 6pm on Friday July 6th  at the SAS Rooms in Minnie St, Southport. 

This meeting is hosted by SAS and sponsored by APS.

Please email James Derrick or myself for Pindara issues for the Agenda, Stuart Green or Adrian Skidmore for GCPH issues, and Nick Hogan for any Paediatric issues in either hospital.

AnSafe has its own WebAirs reporting and we go through all incidents reported (anonymously) at the meetings. You can sign up with AnSafe webAirs by going to the Gcape website and following the prompts. Please share your near misses for our communal benefit.

Please remember that AnSafe is classified as an Anaesthetic  craft group/M&M Meeting by both Pindara and the GCPH. As part of the accreditation process VM0s are expected to attend 50% of these meetings or at least one per year. CME points can be claimed for your attendance. Please check on the Gcape website after the meeting for details.

Best wishes

Alison Herdman

Detection of Euglycaemic Ketoacidosis preoperatively

(Posted on behalf of Alison Herdman)

Pindara Admissions now finger prick test every preoperative patient on dapagliflozin (Forxiga), empagliflozin (Jardiance) or a combination with metformin (Xigduo, Jardiamet) with a ketone reagent strip.

They write the result on the Preop Check List.

If it is > 0.6mmol/l you will be notified by phone.

The Australian Diabetic Society (ADS) recommends that strong consideration to postponing non urgent surgery be given if SGLT2 inhibitors have not been stopped preoperatively and either the blood ketones are > 0.6 mol/l or the HbA1c is >9% .

Download ADS Alert and Recommendations here… ADS Alert and Recommendations