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Suggested Reading

Some useful published resources.

A collection of interesting paediatric related articles published in journals are collated each quarter and available on Article Watch.


Your Guide to Paediatric Anaesthesia
Edited by Craig Sims & Chris Johnson
McGraw Hill Medical Australia, 2011
ISBN-10: 007100022-4 
"Brilliantly written and easy to read guide for trainees"


Core Topics in Paediatric Anaesthesia
Edited by Ian James and Isabeau Walker
Cambridge University Press, 1st Edition, 2013
ISBN-10: 0521194172

"Outstanding book…concise and complete"


Hatch and Sumner’s Textbook of Paediatric Anaesthesia
Edited by R Bingham, ALThomas & M Sury
Hodder Arnold, 3rd Edition, 2007
ISBN-10: 0340912200 
"A comprehensive textbook for those seeking an in-depth Paediatric Anaesthesia resource"


A Practice of Anesthesia for Infants and Children
Edited by Charles Cote, Jerrold Lerman and Brian Anderson
Elsevier Saunders, 5th Edition, 2013
ISBN-10: 1437727921

"No anaesthesia department should be without a copy" – BJA review

Articles from BJA Education



March 18

Complex pain in children and young people; part 2: management

February 18

Anaesthetic management of children with epidermolysis bullosa

January 18

Emergence delirium after paediatric anaesthesia: new strategies in avoidance and treatment

November 17

Paediatric anaesthesia for low-resource settings

October 17


Paediatric airway infections

Complex pain in children and young people: part 1 – assessment

Preoperative fasting in children

February 17

Paediatric lung isolation

December 16


Anaesthetic management for craniosynostosis repair in children

Paediatric mechanical ventilation in the intensive care unit

November 2016

Paeditatric total intravenous anaesthesia

August 2016


Referral and transfer of the critically ill child

Paediatric massive transfusion

Does near-infrared spectroscopy play a role in paediatric intensive care?

April 2016


Place of rapid sequence induction in paediatric anaesthesia

Perioperative care of children and young people with diabetes

February 16

Anaesthesia for paediatric lower limb surgery

December 15

Anaesthesia for children with renal disease

October 15

Laryngeal clefts

August 2015


Anaesthesia for neonatal emergency laparotomy

Paediatric vascular access

June 15

Ultrasound-guided central neuraial blocks and peripheral nerve blocks in children

Anaesthesia for the developing nervous system: advice for clinicians and families

February 15


Anaesthesia for paediatric diagnostic and interventional cardiological procedures

Managing the difficult airway in the syndromic child

October 14

Anaesthesia for children with liver disease

June 14

Hazards of blood transfusion in adults and children

December 13


Preinduction techniques to relieve anxiety in children undergoing general anaesthesia

October 13

Anaesthetic management of the child with haematological malignancy

August 13


Anaesthesia for children with special needs, including autistic spectrum disorder

April 13


Paediatric emergence delirium

Anaesthesia for complex airway surgery in children

February 13

Paediatric trauma