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Australian Anaesthesia Allied Health Practitioners aims to promote the professional status and recognition of its members through:

  • Regular exchange of knowledge and further education for Anaesthesia Technicians/ Technologists/APOs and Assistants to the Anaesthetists
  • Working towards statutory registration
  • Promoting a code of ethics for the wellbeing and safety of patients
  • Enabling us to represent our profession as a major stakeholder in peri-operative issues nationally
  • Development of a standardised scope of practice throughout Australia.


  Independent Review of Accreditation Systems within the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme for health professions
Statement from AAAHP

Evan Lewis Kajewski  is not a current member of AAAHP nor has he ever been a member of AAAHP or its predecessor organisation, ASAPO.

AAAHP are unable to comment further at present as the matter is under investigation by the police . 

AAAHP Working Party – Progress Report

2nd Perioperative Blood Management Symposium

AAAHP AGM minutes from October 2016


Sign the petition and indicate your support for Anaesthesia Technicians to gain National Registration

AAAHP members now pay the AOTP admission for any AOTP events in WA. You'll need to pay the non-member price on the day, but scan your receipt and send to for a refund of any excess costs. For AOTP events see

2016 Allied Health Award: Stephen Pinzone

The Allied Health Award recognises outstanding leadership and commitment to patient care.

Stephen Pinzone has been an anaesthetic technician working in theatre at RCH for many years and in particular as a regular member of the Labs and Lines theatre list team. He is a loved and respected member of our team. This nomination was suggested by patients, parents and staff.

Steve, on a daily basis, embodies the RCH values of respect, excellence, integrity and unity.

Steven is a highly skilled and professional anaesthetic technician who supports the work of the Anaesthetists and proceduralists. He works above and beyond his duties to make an outstanding contribution to the work and reputation of the RCH, and an impact that is obvious to the parents and to the staff who work with him. Steve is a quiet leader and role model for treating everyone with respect and care.

Steve Pinzone regularly works in the labs and lines list in the operating theatre, which is the list where oncology and haematology patients have regular procedures such as lumbar punctures and bone marrow biopsies. The children on this list are often anxious and afraid. Steve uses his fantastic interpersonal skills and humour to relax the patients so that their experience is a positive one. The children love him, as do the parents.

He unfailingly treats everyone with respect, with care and with his gentle humour. Steve’s skills support patients and parents to manage the anxiety they might feel about having repeated procedures in theatre. He gives the children a feeling of control over their surroundings by giving them choices as he distracts them from what is going on. Parents say they feel safe leaving their children in the theatre with our team. Steve’s influence in the room is certainly a part of this feeling of security for families. Steven is always alert to what other team members might be needing to make their job easier. He assists the haematologists in the correct positioning of each patient so the procedures can be performed in the safest, most efficient way.

Over the years Steven has developed a whole suite of distraction toys and tools to delight and engage children, parents (and staff) of all ages. He is a very creative person with musical and other talents which he brings into his work setting to great effect. He plays guitar to a high standard, sings, has an ‘angry bird’ hat, a motorised car, bubble machine and numerous other toys at the ready when children walk in.

He continually goes above and beyond the call of duty to make the potentially stressful theatre environment a place that many children now enjoy coming to. He has managed to broaden the role of anaesthetic technician to include his contribution to engaging children in a meaningful way before they are anaesthetised.

“Steve’s continual and consistent friendliness, competency, organization, ability to keep the technical aspects moving fast and without complaint is a huge assistance to the anaesthetist and the whole theatre team,” said Dr Liz Prentice, RCH Anaesthetist.


Online CPD available for all AAAHP members. Click on the Education tab for further details

See Anaesthesia technicians witnessing Schedule 8 medication transactions

Notification: Change in process for obtaining a drugs administration authority for Anaesthetic Technicians in QLD. Stakeholder notification... Application to the Chief Executive for an approval to use scheduled medicines... Controlled drugs (schedule 8)

Check out the National Code of Conduct for healthcare workers. And the 17 April 2015 communique.

See the QLD Technician Drug Administration Notification Extension

Watch this short video on the work of Anaesthetic Technicians.

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