Out of hours activity (Anaesthesia) | Association of Anaesthetists
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Out of hours activity (Anaesthesia)


Emergency out of hours (OOH) work has always been a fundamental part of the work of anaesthetists. OOH services should be planned carefully in order to deliver high quality patient care.  

This position statement provides guiding principles and recommendations for OOH activity, including: 

  • The risks of OOH working 
  • Patient considerations 
  • Considerations for anaesthetists 
  • Principles and recommendations