ANZAAG/ANZCA Perioperative Anaphylaxis Management Guidelines.

Helen Kolawole, Stuart Duncan Marshall, Helen Crilly, Ross Kerridge, Peter Roessler

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Anaphylaxis is an uncommon but important cause of serious morbidity and even mortality in the perioperative period. The
Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (ANZCA) with the Australian and New Zealand Anaesthetic Allergy
Group (ANZAAG) have developed clinical management guidelines that include six crisis management cards. The content
of the guidelines and cards is based on published literature and other international guidelines for the management of
anaesthesia-related and non–anaesthesia related anaphylaxis. The evidence is summarised in the associated background
paper (Perioperative Anaphylaxis Management Guidelines [2016] and These guidelines are intended to apply to anaphylaxis occurring only during
the perioperative period. They are not intended to apply to anaphylaxis outside the setting of dedicated monitoring
and management by an anaesthetist. In this paper guidelines will be presented along with a brief background to their
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)151-8
JournalAnaesthesia and Intensive Care
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2017

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