APA Guidelines

Guidance for the administration of codeine and alternative opioid analgesics in children  
Guidance for the administration of codeine and alternative opioid analgesics in children: Joint guidance from the RCoA, APA and RCPCH. Published November 26th 2013 Codeine guidance cover
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Good Practice in Postoperative and Procedural Pain Management, 2nd edition, 2012.

These are published in the July edition of Pediatric Anesthesia and are available as a pdf download from the Wiley on-line library if you click on the Read now » icon

Appendices to the guidelines

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Paediatric Difficult Airway Guidelines, 2015 **updated

Here are the three algorithms, an explanatory document and a list of the members of the guideline group:

 PONV cover jpeg Guidelines on the Prevention of Postoperative Vomiting in Children, 2009.
 Fluids guideline cover jpeg APA Consensus Guideline on Perioperative Fluid Management in Children, 2007.
Immunisation cover  Immunisation guideline: The timing of vaccination with respect to anaesthesia and surgery
   
 APA Guidance Statements
Anaesthesia in Young Children. Published July 2015. The APA has developed the following updated statement on young children receiving anaesthesia

Codeine and paracetamol use in children - advice updated Published 4th November 2013

Please note: the APA is working with several professional organisations including RCoA and RCPCH to develop the most up to date advice on specific analgesia challenges in children. We will post updates to our advice here as and when they become available. Previous advice is included here for completeness.

Codeine and paracetamol use in children - NEW advice Published October 2013
APA Guidance on the use of safety cannulae Published in March 2013

Resuscitation training for non-training grade anaesthetists *UPDATED.  The APA has developed recommendations for resuscitation training for non-training grade anaesthetists. This is recognised as a valid method of maintaining paediatric resuscitation knowledge and skills for the purposes of annual appraisal. Revised October 2014.

 

 
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Good Practice in Postoperative and Procedural Pain Published 2008
Appendix to Good Practice in Postoperative and Procedural Pain Published 2008