Pediatric sedation outside of the operating room

May 31st, 2017

There will be a meeting in San Franciso from 15th to 17th September 2017 on paediatric sedation.

Poster: 2017_PedSedationBrochure and website:

Provisional SPAN date for 2018

April 26th, 2017

An early note for your diaries!  The provisional date for next year’s SPAN meeting is Friday 20th April 2018.  If you have any suggestions for speakers, topics or venue, please contact the SPAN committee!

ESPA in Glasgow, 2017

April 26th, 2017

The European Society of Paediatric Anaesthesiology is holding its 9th congress in Glasgow from 28th-30th September 2017 at the Radisson Blu Hotel.  SPAN has been invited to chair the Thursday morning session.  Please support the local organising committee.

Further details are available on the meeting website:

What? Why? Children in Hospital Charity

April 11th, 2017


This charity has a host of useful videos aimed at preparing children for a trip to hospital, including having a cannula and having an anaesthetic. They have recently uploaded a whole load of new videos and it would be the ideal thing to share with colleagues involved in pre-assessment of children or preparing children for their visit to hospital.

The website is

CPD Confirmed for Spring 2017 Meeting

March 7th, 2017

Good news everyone!

We now have confirmation of 5 CPD points from the RCoA for our Spring meeting.

So if you were holding off applying just in case, get your application in now!

Your appraisal folder will thank you!

See you there!




November 22nd, 2016

Good news everyone!

There is now a freely available teaching package to assist in the introduction of capnography to recovery areas in your hospital. NAP4 (since 2011) and now the AAGBI recommend the use of capnography in all patients who are anaesthetised or sedated, regardless of where they are in a hospital.

A team of anaesthetists in Ninewells have agreed for their work to be freely available for use and adaptation to suit local needs.

See the tab to the right of the screen to find the resources. Please use, adapt and share freely with colleagues. This is important stuff!

Caring for Children in the Independent Sector

March 18th, 2015

A recent document has been published by the Independent Healthcare Advisory Service (IHAS) outlining standards of care for children in the independent sector. There are some points within this document that have caused concern and have propmpted a joint statement from the APA and RCOA.

Read the full statement by clicking on the following link;


MORE Airway Resources

March 4th, 2015

We have just added 2 new documents to our ‘airway management resources’ page, well worth a look as guidance for anyone looking to update/review their airway equipment and/or set-up of their airway equipment. Drawing on expertise from around Scotland, the document is a consensus document on which all the authors agree. Hopefully it provides a useful framework for those interested in remaining current and safe in airway management. Please take a look and tell us what you think.

*NEW* Facebook Site

February 13th, 2015

facebook_login_-_Google_SearchWe are now officially on social media, making it much easier to keep up-to-date with upcoming meetings, new learning resources and to communicate with the wider audience on important work or non-work related matters.

Our new Facebook site can be found at, or simply click here :   facebook_login_-_Google_Search

Information Gathering for Rare Syndromes

February 13th, 2015

Further to the inclusion of the ‘eponyms’ app from Dr Lee’s talk at the recent SPAN/SAG meeting, we would like to direct you towards another online resource with useful information.

Taken from the website: “Orphanet is the reference portal for information on rare diseases and orphan drugs, for all audiences. Orphanet’s aim is to help improve the diagnosis, care and treatment of patients with rare diseases.”

The site is available at:

Information about the ‘eponyms’ app is already available with other useful information in the SPAN/SAG menu on the right.