International Guidelines

Internationally published guidelines related to the practice of anaesthesia can be found here with links to the source articles. The information presented here is for educational and reference purposes. Medical practitioners are advised to follow their relevant institutional & local guidelines or protocols for patient clinical management.

Neuraxial Procedures in Obstetric Patients

Guidelines from the Society of Obstetric Anaesthesia and Perinatology concerning neraxial procedures in obstetric patients with moderate to severe thrombocytopenia.


These Total Intravenous Anaesthesia (TIVA) safe practice guidelines are provided by the Association of Anaesthetists (UK) and Society for Intravenous Anaesthesia. Published in 2018.

Implementing human factors in anaesthesia

Guidelines from the Association of Anaesthetists (UK) & DAS. Human factors is an evidence-based scientific discipline used in safety critical industries to improve safety and worker well-being. The implementation of…

Surviving Sepsis Campaign

Updated global adult sepsis guidelines, released in October 2021 by the Surviving Sepsis Campaign (SSC), place an increased emphasis on improving the care of sepsis patients after they are discharged…

ASA Physical Status

The ASA physical status classification was first introduced in 1941. Over theyears, several modifications and updates have been introduced to improve the classification. Anaesthetists worldwide use this classification system in…

Preoperative Fasting Guidelines

Preop fasting guidelines from the American Society of Anaestheiologists were recently updated in 2023 to address pediatrics, use of carbohydrate clear fluids and chewing gum. Prolonged fasting has well described…

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