Australian and New Zealand Association for the Surgery of Trauma (ANZAST) is a not-for-profit, public company limited by guarantee, that was listed with the Australian Securities and Investment Commission in February 2011. It was formed by a group of surgeons involved in the care of injured Australian and New Zealand patients. ANZAST aims to ensure seriously and critically injured New Zealand and Australian patients receive optimal and world-class surgical care. This goal will be achieved by overseeing post fellowship surgical education and training, guiding the surgical trauma curriculum, supporting quality research, promoting effective systems of care and advocating on behalf of surgeons providing care to the seriously injured.
The College of Emergency Nursing Australasia (CENA) is the peak professional association representing emergency nurses. CENA represents approximately 1200 nurses nationally and internationally. There are large numbers of nurses working in emergency and many more in circumstances which see them providing emergency care to patients outside of emergency departments. This includes nurses working in small regional and rural hospitals, health care centres and flight nurses.
Anaesthesia Continuing Education (ACE) Committee is a tripartite body governed by the ASA (Australian Society of Anaesthetists), the NZSA (New Zealand Society of Anaesthetists) and ANZCA (Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists). ACE was established to promote and coordinate joint continuing medical education (CME) activities in anaesthesia and related disciplines in Australia and New Zealand.
The ATS is the only multidisciplinary trauma society in Australasia.
It brings together those who are treating, researching and teaching in trauma as well as those wanting to learn more with the aim to provide the highest standard of trauma care in Australasia.
The diversity of members and their vast experience is a great forum for building improvements in injury management across Australia and New Zealand.
Trauma Victoria provides access to the state trauma guidelines, online education and resources to support trauma care in Victoria. The objective of Trauma Victoria is to reduce preventable death and disability and improve patient outcomes by matching the needs of the injured trauma patient to the most appropriate level of care, in a safe and timely manner. The organisation does this by facilitating a range of resources and education materials for clinicians to use.
Trauma Victoria is provided on behalf of the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and the State Trauma Committee (STC) and is managed by Adult Retrieval Victoria (ARV)/Ambulance Victoria (AV). The project is committed to education, training and guideline development in an attempt to improve quality of care for all major trauma patients across Victoria.