Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Anaesthesia and Intensive Care is an educational journal for those associated with anaesthesia, intensive care medicine and pain medicine.We aim to facilitate individuals’ communication and sharing of research and experience through original articles of scientific and clinical interest. Anaesthesia and Intensive Care is the official journal of the Australian Society of Anaesthetists, the Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care Society and the New Zealand Society of Anaesthetists and reaches over 4000 subscribers each issue.


Shortly after Dr Geoffrey Kaye founded the Society, one of the first items on the agenda was to establish a journal. Originally a series of Anaesthetic Numbers in the Medical Journal of Australia, this transformed into the Society newsletter. Most Australian anaesthetists preferred to send their articles overseas to more established journals and so, for a time, the newsletter was regarded as a carrier of Society news and developments in anaesthesia rather than the scientific communication it is today. After a few false starts, the first issue of the journal was launched in 1972. Originally published quarterly, it has since become a bimonthly publication.  

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Latest Issue

43.5 September

September’s issue of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care offers readers a variety of articles to choose from. This issue’s cover note examines fibreoptics in anaesthesia and intensive care and one of our editorials, written by ASA President Dr Guy Christie-Taylor, discusses the hot issue of revalidation for anaesthetists. This is sparked by a Special Article written by Previous President of ANZCA, Dr Lindy Roberts, who has provided a review examining the implications of international revalidation models for Australian anaesthetists.

September also features a Review by Green et al on cognitive function, quality of life and mental health in survivors of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest.

Looking at the range of Original Papers this issue, we have a study that was undertaken to demonstrate the safety and efficacy of our enteral feeding protocol after paediatric cardiac surgery, a retrospective cohort study to determine the impact of increasing overnight ICU registrar staffing on duration of intubation of elective cardiac surgery patients, and an online questionnaire taken by Australian and New Zealand intensive care doctors to examine the utility of Personal Values Report for medical decision-making – to name a few!

In addition, we have an Audit by Sundararajan et al that aimed to determine the proportion of patients with traumatic brain injury who received effective anti-seizure prophylaxis.

Looking for something a tad briefer? Our Correspondence section offers a variety of shorter reads to spark your interest. Qian et al looks at a new ultrasound-guided dorsal penile nerve block technique for circumcision in children, while Ng et al conducted a prospective cohort study of the current sedation practices for patients undergoing endobronchial ultrasound examination. The functional and quality-of-life outcomes in older survivors of an Australian ICU are investigated by Holbeach et al, while overseas, the workforce shortages, heavy workloads and sudden deaths of anaesthetists in China have been examined by Weng et al.

September also offers readers three new book reviews for those looking for some educational hours by the fireside.

And don’t forget! The Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Journal is now available as an app.  Downloading the app is as easy as searching ‘Anaesthesia & Intensive Care’ on the Google Play Store or App Store.

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We encourage submissions to the Journal through the submissions website.  

The overriding mission of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care is to publish papers that have educational value and scientific merit for clinicians and researchers associated with anaesthesia, intensive care medicine, and pain medicine. The educational value must apply to a wide range of readers and not be limited to a particular region or country, with the exceptions of Australia and New Zealand. The scientific merit will be judged on the novelty of the work, the validity of the methodology and the soundness of the interpretation of the findings. Papers must have sufficient clinical relevance to be of interest to practising clinicians or clinical researchers. Animal studies of a basic science nature will rarely be accepted.

To submit a paper please visit the Submissions website.  


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