[PDF] OAA / AAGBI Guidelines for Obstetric Anaesthetic Services 2013

Association of Anaesthetists
Association of Anaesthetists
Publication date:
26 June 2013


This guideline concentrates on the roles and activities of the obstetric anaesthetist within the multidisciplinary team required to deliver safe maternity care. The major changes compared with the 2005 version include a section on maternity critical care and the recommendation for increased dedicated consultant anaesthetic sessions. The need to define anaesthetic services in maternity in 2013 reflect the expanding role of the anaesthetist as peri-partum physician in caring for an increasingly challenging patient population in a rapidly changing health service.