KP Moore Medal Competition 2021 Competition is now closed for new abstracts   In association with National Patient Safety in Anaesthesia Conference  Friday 12th November 2021   Anaesthetists in training are invited to submit abstracts on a topic related to Patient Safety in Anaesthesia, for consideration as a presentation at the KP Moore Medal Competition 2021. The KP Moore medal will be presented to best trainee presentation at the National Patient Safety in Anaesthesia Conference on Friday 12th November 2021. Submissions not selected to give an oral presentation will be invited to submit a 6 minute podcast on

The College of Anaesthesiologists of Ireland is delighted to announce that the forthcoming National Patient Safety in Anaesthesia Conference will take place on Friday 12th November 2021. Date & Time: Friday 12th November 2021, 8.50AM – 5.15PM Venue: Online event CPD Points: 7 CPD Points Awarded Programme can be viewed here  [PDF] Registrations will open in coming days. If you wish to register your interest please fill in your details below. (function(t,e,s,n){var o,a,c;t.SMCX=t.SMCX||[],e.getElementById(n)||(o=e.getElementsByTagName(s),a=o[o.length-1],c=e.createElement(s),c.type="text/javascript",c.async=!0,,c.src="",a.parentNode.insertBefore(c,a))})(window,document,"script","smcx-sdk"); Create your own user feedback survey

This is a consensus document produced by expert members of a Working Party established by the Association of Anaesthetists in 2019. It has been seen and approved by the Association of Anaesthetists’ Board of Directors. It has been endorsed by the Defence Medical Services, the Intensive Care Society, Health Education England, NHS Practitioner Health, College of Anaesthesiologists of Ireland, and the Royal College of Anaesthetists. Summary Anaesthetists are thought to be at increased risk of suicide amongst the medical profession. The aims of the following guidelines are: increase awareness of suicide and associated vulnerabilities, risk

The 4th National Annual Patient Safety in Anaesthesiology Conference took place, virtually, on Friday, November 13th. One hundred and eighty attendees heard excellent and expert presentations from: Dr. Dorothy Breen Rescuing the Acutely Deteriorating Patient; Dr. Amy Donnelly Opioids for Acute Pain in Ireland; Dr. Emma Cunningham Postoperative Cognitive Events in the Older Patient; Prof. Andrew Smith The Helsinki Declaration on Patient Safety in Anaesthesiology; Dr. John Fitzsimons Shared Learning; and Dr. Stephen Drage Learning from the HSIB Maternity Investigation Program.   The KP Moore Medal also attracted substantial attention, with 95 abstracts submitted prior to the event.

Dublin, September 17th, 2019: The College of Anaesthesiologists of Ireland (CAI) have today announced the recruitment of a National Clinical Lead in Patient Safety. In the 72nd World Health Assembly in May this year a resolution on “Global Action on Patient Safety” was adopted. This resolution urges member states to recognise patient safety as a key health priority and take concerted effort to reduce patient harm in the healthcare setting. It also recognises that patient safety is a critical element of universal health coverage so that the public can be assured that healthcare

Please follow the link to the joint Association and RCoA guideline Concise practice guidance on the prevention and management of accidental awareness during general anaesthesia. NAP5 Handbook Guideline

Patient safety is at the heart of everything we do at the College of Anaestheologists of Ireland and underpins our training, education and examinations. We are committed to a culture of safety. This has many dimensions and includes continuous learning, effective team working and communication and prioritising at all times the safety of our patients. The Royal College of Anaesthesiologists (RCoA) and the Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland (AAGBI) engage partner organisations to create and disseminate patient safety updates. Patient safety updates are published quarterly. Download PSU Update October 2017