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webAIRS Information Threads

Frequently Asked Questions

The ANZCA and FPM CPD Program is available on the ANZCA website. There are also details of the CPD program in the member areas of the ASA and NZSA websites.

The CPD program is accredited by the Australian Medical Council (AMC), and authorised by the Medical Council of New Zealand (MCNZ).

• It operates on an annual cycle, with triennial and annual requirements.

• Participants can record, monitor and provide evidence of their completed CPD activities conveniently through an online CPD portfolio.

Minimum requirements are:

• Develop a CPD plan.

• Complete 50 hours of CPD per annum relevant to your scope of practice and professional development needs,

  allocated to include:

o At least 12.5 hours of educational activities.

o At least 25 hours of practice evaluation (with a minimum of five hours reviewing performance and five hours measuring outcomes). WebAIRS incident reporting hours are eligible - See ANZCA CPD Handbook for details.  

• Self-evaluate your CPD activity at the end of each year.

• Keep records for three years after the end of each one-year cycle

Also refer to the ANZCA CPD handbook (See link below).

ANZTADC Administration

This document guides a new user through the steps of firstly, registering as an individual and secondly, registering with existing sites or creating a new site. A site may be a hospital, private practice, day surgery or any other group of people who are collectively reporting incidents.

Martin Culwick, Yasmin Endlich and Susan Considine

This document guides a new user through the steps of reporting incidents to webAIRS.


The incident charts page has been updated for local administrators. This is similar to the incidents dashboard but allows the local adminitrator to drill down to the incident subcategories and from there also drill down to individual incidents. The charts can be copied with a screen shot tool or printed out to pdf from most of the latest browsers. These feature has been tested on Chrome and Microsoft Edge.

Martin Culwick and Sarah Walker

An update was released for the Review Incidents page on the 23rd November 2017. This page is only avaiable for local administrators and for individual practice. The new functions allow the incidents to be selected by date and also allows the incident to be edited by the local administrator. Whilst editing there is an extra button at the bottom of the page which allows the local administrator to return to the Review incidents page and the same incident is loaded back for checking. There are additional settings to show that the page has been reviewed at an M & M meeting, or that the page has been archived (without reviewing). The default is "Not reviewed" which is the setting when the incident is first entered.

M Culwick

In order to register a new site you will need to consider the ethical implications, in particular whether the transfer of the information complies with the privacy act and that the secondary use of the information is lawful. In 2014 the NHMRC issued a document which clarified the requirements for quality assurance activities in Australia. To read more and display links to relevant documents; click on the link below

Martin Culwick and Sarah Walker

webAIRS is the web-based anaesthetic incident reporting system from the Australian and New Zealand Tripartite Anaesthetic Data Committee (ANZTADC). The mission of ANZTADC is to improve the safety and quality of anaesthesia for patients in Australia and New Zealand by providing an enduring capability to capture, analyse and disseminate information about (de-identified) incidents relative to the safety and quality of anaesthesia in Australia and New Zealand. webAIRS is owned and funded by three organisations: the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (ANZCA), the Australian Society of Anaesthetists (ASA) and the New Zealand Society of Anaesthetists (NZSA). To read more click on the link below

S.Walker and M.Culwick