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The Australian and New Zealand Emergency Department Airway Registry (Phase III) - ANZEDAR

The Emergency Care Institute is currently conducting a multi-centre observational study which forms the “Airway Registry”.

The data being collected is used to describe the practice of airway management in Australia and New Zealand Emergency Department and provide each participating department a detailed dashboard feedback.

A REDCap online electronic data collection form will substitute the old paper form. Some of the metrics that it includes are non-identifying patient demographics, indication for intubation, the rate of first pass success and the rate of complications. This new design will allow each site to monitor their own practice with the aim of continual development and quality improvement.

If you are interested in joining the ANZEDAR or wish to know more information please contact us on


This page represents a resource for hospitals taking part in the Airway Registry Project as well as an information portal for those who might be interested.

Publications resulting from the ANZEDAR
  • Alkhouri, H., Richards, C., Miers, J., Fogg, T. and McCarthy, S. (2020), Case series and review of emergency front‐of‐neck surgical airways from The Australian and New Zealand Emergency Department Airway Registry. Emergency Medicine Australasia
  • Vassiliadis J, Tzannes A, Hiots K, Brimble J, Fogg T (2015) Comparison of the C-MAC video laryngoscope with direct Macintosh laryngoscopy in the emergency department, Emergency Medicine Australasia, doi: 10.1111/1742-6723.12358. Epub 2015 Jan 29.
  • Fogg T, Alkhouri H, Vassiliadis J (2016) The Royal North Shore Hospital Emergency Department Airway Registry: Closing the audit loop, Emergency Medicine Australasia, vol 28, no 1, pp 27-33.
  • Alkhouri H, Vassiliadis J, Murray M, Mackenzie J, Tzannes A, McCarthy S, et al. (2017) Emergency Airway Management in Australian and New Zealand Emergency Departments: A multicentre descriptive study of 3710 emergency intubationsEmergency Medicine Australasia, vol 29, no 5, pp 499-508.
  • Powell E, Alkhouri H, McCarthy S, Mackenzie J, Fogg T, Vassiliadis J, Cresswell C (2017) A Sequential Case Series of 23 Intuations in a Rural ED in New ZealandAustralian Journal of Rural Health, vol 26, pp. 48-55.
  • Ferguson I, Alkhouri H, Fogg T, Aneman A (2018) Ketamine use for rapid sequence intubation in AUstralian and New Zealand Emergency Departments from 2010 to 2015: A registry studyEmergency Medicine Australasia, doi: 10.1111/1742-6723.13114
  • Ghedina N, Alkhouri H, Badge H, Fogg T, McCarthy S (2019) Paediatric intubation in Australasian emergency departments: A report from the ANZEDAR, Emergency Medicine Australasia, doi: 10.1111/1742-6723.13416
  • Arnold I, Alkhouri H, Badge H, Fogg T, McCarthy S, Vassiliadis J. Current airway management practices after a failed intubation attempt in Australian and New Zealand emergency departments. Emerg Med Australas. 2021.
  • Perera A, Alkhouri H, Fogg T, Vassiliadis J, Mackenzie J, Wimalasena Y. Apnoeic oxygenation was associated with decreased desaturation rates during rapid sequence intubation in multiple Australian and New Zealand emergency departments. Emerg Med J. 2020.
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