Education & training
MBBS (Hons), FANZCA
Dr Swann obtained MBBS (Hons) in 1978 from University of Sydney, and completed his Internship / Residency at Royal North Shore Hospital, St Leonards, followed by Registrar Training in Anaesthesia at Prince of Wales Hospital Group, Randwick NSW and Cardiff, Wales UK. He obtained FFARACS in 1986 and FANZCA in 1992. His current appointments are as a Visiting Anaesthetist at Sydney Adventist Hospital, Wahroonga and as a Simulation Instructor - SMSC, Royal North Shore Hospital, St Leonards and Sydney Adventist Hospital Simulation Centre._x000D_ Dr Swann\'s professional interests include Endoscopy, Orthopaedics, Day Surgery, Acute Pain Management, Airway Management, Human Factors in Crisis Management, and Education Using Simulation.
Anaesthetist provide high quality anaesthesia services in a range of surgical areas. Their main job is also to be responsible at the same time for the safety and well-being of the patient in the operating theatre. This involves supporting a patient's vital signs, ensuring the patient is hydrated, warm and comfortable at the conclusion of the procedure. In addition, anaesthetist have a range of practice which extends beyond anaesthesia for surgery to include pain management and intensive care. Anaesthetist adjust the doses of the anaesthesia inducing drugs indivually on a patient by patient basis.