Guidelines

The APA have approved a policy for Badging, Support or Endorsement of guidelines produced jointly with other organisations or generated by other organisations who request endorsement by the APA. You may read this by clicking on the link below:

APA policy for Badging, Endorsement and Support of guidelines
Guidance for the administration of codeine and alternative opioid analgesics in children

Joint guidance from the RCoA, APA and RCPCH. Published November 26th 2013

APA Guidelines

APA Consensus Statement on updated fluid fasting guidelines for children prior to elective general anaesthesia, 2018

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Prevention of Peri-operative Venous Thromboembolism in Paedatric Patients, 2017

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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 below:

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Paediatric Difficult Airway Guidelines, 2015 

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

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Guidelines on the Prevention of Postoperative Vomiting in Children, 2016

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Guidelines on the Prevention of Postoperative Vomiting in Children, 2009

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APA Consensus Guideline on Perioperative Fluid Management in Children, 2007

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Immunisation guideline: The timing of vaccination with respect to anaesthesia and surgery

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APA Guidance Statements

Joint professional guidance on the use of general anaesthesia in young children April 2017

Updated advice for professionals

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Anaesthesia in Young Children January 2017

The APA has developed the following updated statement on young children receiving anaesthesia to help parents and carers

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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.

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Codeine and paracetamol use in children - NEW advice 

Published October 2013

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APA Guidance on the use of safety cannulae

Published in March 2013

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Resuscitation training for non-training grade anaesthetists - 2016 update

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Resuscitation training for non-training grade anaesthetists 

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. October 2014.

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Guideline library

Good Practice in Postoperative and Procedural Pain

Published 2008

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Appendix to Good Practice in Postoperative and Procedural Pain

Published 2008

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