Forms and Leaflets
Anaesthesia Assessment – Patient Questionnaire
The NZSA and ACC developed a patient questionnaire assessment form in 2005. The NZSA has been producing printed forms for hospitals and distributing them for a small fee. A PDF version has been available on the ACC website for a while and due to the reduced demand the NZSA has stopped printing these forms.
If you are interested in receiving this patient questionnaire for your practice in its PDF form click on the link: ACC Anaesthesia Assessment – Patient Questionnaire
If you wish to download the most recent version in Word please click here
Word Version (2017)
Your Anaesthetic – For Patients
As part of our commitment to the practice of Informed Consent, the Society produces information leaflets that include advice that may be given to patients before a medical procedure about the risks associated with anaesthetics.
Your Anaesthetic Sample – Your Anaesthetic (updated in 2016) is sold to hospitals on request and on a cost recovery basis.
This leaflet can be ordered directly from the NZSA office.
The current leaflet cost is 85 cents per leaflet plus gst plus freight for orders over 1000. For orders under 1000, the cost is $1.10 per leaflet plus gst plus freight.
For all orders or any queries regarding this leaflet, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Your Epidural – for patients and anaesthetists to read and print directly from our site
The new ANZCA Continuing Professional Development Programme has three categories. The category requiring the most effort may be practice evaluation, and there is a long list of activities suitable for this. However, every three years you must do two activities directly relevant to your own practice from the following list of four:
• Patient experience survey
• Multi-source feedback (MsF)
• Peer review of practice
• Clinical audit of own practice or significant input into a group audit of practice.
On average, half of us will do a patient survey. The aim of the survey is to get feedback from patients on the care they received from their anaesthetist. You need a minimum of 15 patients who “represent a good cross section of patients from your everyday practice.”
The NZSA is pleased to provide an obstetric patient questionnaire for you to use (to download). It has been developed and successfully used over several years in a New Zealand obstetric anaesthetic subspecialty units, and has been well-received by patients and midwifery staff.
The survey asks patients to rate aspects of their pre- and post-surgical care. You do not administer the survey yourself, but instead find a willing “co-worker or assistant.” ANZCA suggests an administrative staff member or nurse.