ACPAN provides the following links as potential useful resources.
ACPAN is not responsible for the content of any off site pages or any other sites linked on those pages.
▼ Perianaesthesia Organisations
Australian Day Hospital Association is the leading Association representing day surgery in Australia.
Australian College of Operating Room Nurses Ltd. “ACORN’s mission is to promote the role of Perioperative Nursing care in Australia, the college is committed to excellence in Perioperative Nursing and assisting Perioperative Nurses to develop their potential.”
This site has links to the state perioperative organisations.
The Australian Day Surgery Nurses Association. The Victorian State Branch (DSSIG) holds regular combined group seminars with ACPAN and VPNG.
The American Society of Perianesthesia Nurses advances nursing practise through education, research and standards. The Society also publishes the Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing – with free access to some articles.
British Anaesthetic & Recovery Nurses Association. They also publish a Journal with articles you can download.
International Conference for Peri Anaesthesia Nurses
The International Federation of Nurse Anesthetists (IFNA) is the authoritative voice for nurse anesthetists and nurse anesthesia, supporting and enhancing quality anesthesia care worldwide.
International Trauma Care (ITACCS), which also operates under the name Trauma Care International, is the leading international multidisciplinary society dedicated to improving the care of trauma patients. They also publish a Journal with online articles you can download.
The National Association of Theatre Nurses (UK) is an independent professional organisation for registered nurses who work in operating departments and associated sterile services departments.
▼ Professional Nursing Associations
The Australian College of Critical Care Nurses represents over 2,500 critical care nurses nationally. Its members come from emergency, coronary care, high dependency, cardiothoracic and general intensive care units, and academic and educational settings.
The Australian Nursing Council (ANMC) is the peak national nursing body concerned with national standards and processes for the regulation of nursing within Australia. It was established by the Australian nurse regulatory authorities in 1992 as a forum for considering the regulation of nursing in Australia within a national focus. Each of the eight state and territory nurse regulatory authorities is represented on this Council.
Nurses industrial and professional union.
A leading professional organisation representing nurses from all practise areas throughout Australia. There is also a Victorian Chapter with their own website.
▼ Other Professional Resources
A multidisciplinary body that aims to reduce pain and suffering through leadership in clinical practice, education, research and public advocacy.
The following documents are available for viewing and downloading: Basic Life Support Flow Chart – Adult ALS Algorithm – Paediatric ALS Algorithm.
The Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists.
The Australian Society of Anaesthetists is now one of the largest and leading medical associations in Australia, delivering a range of services of the highest quality to members. Membership is made up of specialist anaesthetist physicians, as well as registrar trainees and non-specialist medical practitioner anaesthetists.
A collection of links, articles and practise guidelines for ED nurses – good information on emergency airway management and how to manage patients who are under the influence of the latest recreational drugs.
A list of internet links to medical, medical science and nursing journals that you can access for free.
Website that has medical news and articles relevant to nurses.
Nursing Informatics Australia (NIA) is a special interest group of the Health Informatics Society of Australia (HISA) and is the pre-eminent group of nursing informaticians in Australia.
Great site for accessing relevant research articles. Subscribe to their newsletter to recieve regular updates.
The Virtual Anaesthesia Textbook aims to organise all internet resources on anaesthesia into one concise, textbook style website.
Advancing Anaesthesia Throughout the Developing World.
▼ ANZ Introducer Program for ACPAN Members
ACPAN are happy customers of ANZ and are pleased to announce that ANZ have included ACPAN in their Mortgage Introducer Program.
This means that members who choose to take out a mortgage or remortgage with ANZ can also support ACPAN in receiving a Mortgage Introducer Commission of 0.3%.
All you need to do is print and take the attached letter to ANZ when applying for a new Home loan or remortgaging an existing loan through ANZ.