College of Anaesthesiologists
www.coanaes.com

6 April 2020

MALAYSIAN SOCIETY OF ANAESTHESIOLOGISTS &
COLLEGE OF ANAESTHESIOLOGISTS, ACADEMY OF MEDICINE MALAYSIA

GUIDELINES FOR THE MANAGEMENT OF PATIENTS PRESENTING FOR SURGERY
DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

The Executive Committee of the Malaysian Society of Anaesthesiologists and the Council of the College of Anaesthesiologists, Academy of Medicine of Malaysia have prepared the above guidelines.

We hope you are keeping well during this trying period of unprecedented pandemic. Please take care and we will continue to do best for our patients and yet keep our fellow colleagues and ourselves safe.

We strongly urge all our members to read the guidelines and be guided by them. You can use the link below to access the guidelines:

» Click here to download guideline

Professor Marzida Mansor
President
Malaysian Society of Anaesthesiologists
&
Dato Dr Jahizah Hassan
President
College of Anaesthesiologists, AMM


16 March 2020

COLLEGE OF ANAESTHESIOLOGISTS, ACADEMY OF MEDICINE MALAYSIA,
MALAYSIAN SOCIETY OF ANAESTHESIOLOGISTS &
MALAYSIAN SOCIETY OF INTENSIVE CARE

RECOMMENDATIONS FOR
MANAGEMENT OF ANAESTHESIA AND INTENSIVE CARE SERVICES
IN PREPARATION OF WORSENING OF THE COVID 2019 PANDEMIC

As of 12 pm 15 March 2020, the Ministry of Health (MOH) confirmed additional 190 COVID-19 cases that were reported to the National Crisis Preparedness and Response Centre (CPRC) MOH. With these additional cases, cumulatively there are now 428 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Malaysia.1 Of these, nine (9) patients are receiving treatment in intensive care units requiring ventilation support.

In view of this escalating numbers and the probability of more new cases will be detected with possibility of healthcare resources to be diverted to focus on managing the pandemic (declared by the World Health Organisation on March 11 2020), the COLLEGE OF ANAESTHESIOLOGISTS together with the MALAYSIAN SOCIETY OF ANAESTHESIOLOGISTS and the MALAYSIAN SOCIETY OF INTENSIVE CARE (CoA/MSA/MSIC) have prepared these recommendations to aid anaesthesiologists in both public and private hospitals to consider implementing at their respective place of practice.

These recommendations are meant to be as broad as possible and may be adapted to location or hospital specific guidelines in conjunction with current available data and recommendations by the MOH. These recommendations are meant for the teams involved in providing anaesthesia/ICU services and they are not exhaustive. The CoA/MSA/MSIC will review these recommendations based on updated available data and information and may change as more evidence becomes available.

» Click here to download guideline


MSA/CoA, AMM Annual Scientific Congress 2020
MyAnaesthesia 2020: Quality, Safety, Availability
23 - 26 July, 2020
Shangri-La Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

[ http://www.msa.asm.org.my/ ]

7th March 2020

JOINT STATEMENT

Annual General Meetings of Malaysian Society of Anaesthesiologists & College of Anaesthesiologists, AMM

To: MSA Members / CoA Members

Dear Doctor

Please be informed that the Annual General Meetings of the Malaysian Society of Anaesthesiologists and the College of Anaesthesiologists, AMM will now be held at the time of the MSA / CoA Annual Scientific Congress which has been rescheduled to 23rd to 26th July 2020 at the Shangri-La Hotel, Kuala Lumpur. We will send you the notices with the date, time and venue in due time. 

The MSA has sent out a circular to its members to ask whether they would like to receive the AGM documents in hard copies via conventional mail. MSA members are reminded to return the reply slip by 20th August 2020 via email (secretariat@msa.net.my), fax or post. Members who do not respond would be considered as having consented to receiving their documents sent via electronic communication. 

The reply slip is reproduced below for your kind attention. 

Thank you very much.
MSA - CoA Secretariat

» Click here for Reply Slip


1st National Cardiothoracic Anaesthesiology & Perfusion Biennial Conference 2020
11th Biennial Conference on Cardiopulmonary Bypass

"Paradigm Shift Towards Excellence"
13-16 August 2020
Le Meridien Hotel Putrajaya


5th Neuroanaesthesia Symposium
"Moving Forward in Neuroanaesthesia: 2020 and Beyond"
14-16 August 2020
Pullman Miri Waterfront, Miri, Sarawak
Download: Flyer | Regsitration Form

15th March 2020

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT

Postponement till further notice

The Organising Committee of the 5th Neuroanaesthesia Symposium with much regret has decided to postpone the symposium which has been scheduled on 14-16 August 2020 at Pullman Miri Waterfront to a much later date due to the current status of COVID-19 outbreak.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused. Thank you very much!

Organising Committee


Presentation of Plaques to Hospitals accredited by College of Anaesthesiologists of Ireland
29th April 2019 - Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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Recommendations for Peripheral Nerve Blocks

[ Download - PDF, 1.07MB ]


Malaysian Guidelines for the Peri-operative Care of Adults with Obstructive Sleep Apnoea

[ Download Guideline - PDF, 600KB ]


Links to Protocols and Guidelines

The College of Anaesthesiologists, Academy of Medicine of Malaysia noted that the 
Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland has the following protocols and guidelines:

1. Management of Local Anaesthesia Toxicity

2. Malignant Hyperpyrexia Crisis


Total Intravenous Anaesthesia for Paediatrics - A Practical Guidebook (1st Edition)

Total Intravenous Anaesthesia for Paediatrics
A Practical Guidebook (1st Edition)


[ Click here to download - PDF, 984 KB ]


Inter Facility Transport of the Critically Ill Patients

Inter Facility Transport of the Critically Ill Patients

[ Click here to download - PDF, 2.15 MB ]


Dantrolene Stock in MOH Hospitals

Instructions:

  1. Hospital in need to contact the Head of Department or Anaesthetist on call for permission to loan the stock.
  2. Hospital to then send officer to collect the dantrolene from pharmacist or doctor on call.
  3. Hospital to later issue a memo to acknowledge that the dantrolene will be replaced on a later date.
[ Dantrolene Availability by State and Hospital - PDF, 97 KB ]

 



Guidelines for the Management of Obese Patients Coming for Surgery
April 2016
[ Click here to download - PDF, 0.98 MB ]




Recommendations for Sedation and Analgesia by Non-Anaesthesiologists
December 2012
[ Click here to download - PDF, 1.0 MB ]




Guidelines on Infection Control in Anaesthesia (May 2014)
 
[ Click here to download - PDF, 263 KB ]




Recommendations on Pre-Anaesthetic Assessment (Revised 2014)
 
[ Click here to download - PDF, 320 KB ]




Recommendations for Patient Safety and Minimal Monitoring Standards 
During Anaesthesia and Recovery (4th Edition) 2013

 
[ Click here to download - PDF, 288 KB ]


Total Intravenous Anaesthesia
using target controlled infusion

A pocket reference
2nd Edition

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