Useful Links

Dr Paul Goonan - Additional Information Links

There are many sources of information about all aspects of anaesthesia. The following links are a collection of resources that you can read in the lead up to your operation. Please note that the information below is of a general nature and may not be specific to your particular circumstance.


Epidural During Labour Factsheet a brief outline of epidural pain relief during labour (Source: ASA)
Anaesthesia for Caesarean Section (Source: The Obstetric Anaesthetists' Association, UK)
Pain Relief in Labour A guide to the options for pain relief in labour, benefits and risks. (Source: The Obstetric Anaesthetists' Association)
Rees Bear Has an Anaesthetic A guide to anaesthesia for children (Source:AAGBI)
Davey and the Detective A guide to anaesthesia for young people (Source: AAGBI)
Anaesthesia Explained A comprehensive 22 page information booklet on anaesthesia (Published by RCA)
Risks Of Anaesthesia (Source: RCA)
Smoking and Surgery A guide to the effects of smoking  and surgery and information on how to quit.
Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (ANZCA) Patient Resources
Australian Society of Anaesthetists (ASA)  Understanding Anaesthesia
Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland (AAGBI) Patient Resources
Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCA) Patient Resources
Canadian Anesthesiologists Society (CAS) Patient Information
Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) Formerly the Medical Registration Board