Associate Professor Stephanie Phillips

BMed, FRCA, FANZCA
Sub Dean,(Education), Associate Professor
Anaesthesia, Sydney Adventist Hospital Clinical School

Telephone 9480 3662

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Biographical details

FANZCA 2002, FRCA, London, 1989 BMed, University of Newcastle 1984

Research interests

Identifying and reducing morbidity associated with anaesthesia. Current research focuses on clinical neuromuscular function monitoring, neuromuscular blockade and its reversal associated with anaesthesia.

Teaching and supervision

Critical care co-ordinator Sydney Adventist Hospital Clinical School

Sub Dean ( Education) SAHCS, Sydney Medical School

Current projects

Long term audit of surgical outcomes of oesophagectomy in a NSW private hospital

Neostigmine: effects on unanaesthetised volunteers: a randomised, double blind placebo controlled trial.

Assessment of a informational DVD to reduce anxiety in the preoperative period: a blind, randomised, placebo controlled trial (MD Project)

The STOP-BangScore as a Predictor of Adverse Events in the Post-Anesthesia Care Unit

Effects of obesity on the accuracy and precision of neuromuscular function monitors (MD projects)

Assessment of ASMR to reduce anxiety in the preoperative period: prospective randomised plaacebo controlled trial. (MD projects)

Attitudes of patients and staff to teaching medical students in public and private hospitals.

Associations

Member, Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain & Ireland

Member, Australian Society of Anaesthetists

Fellow, Royal College of Anaesthetists

Awards and honours

2011 Jackson Rees Research Grant

Australian Society of Anaesthetists

2012 Open Poster Prize (Co-author)

Australian & New Zealand College of Anaesthetists Annual Scientific Meeting

2014 Smiths Medical Best PosterPrize (co-author)

Australian Society of Anaesthetists National Scientific Congress

2014 Gilbert Troup Prize(co-author)

Australian Society of Anaesthetists National Scientific Congress

In the media

March 2014: Radio interview 2UE Sydney re Volunteer anaesthesia in Nepal with TIm Webster

October 2015: Radio interview 2UE Sydney re National Anesthesia Day with Tim Webster

August 2016 RAdio interview 2UE Sydney re Medical gas misconnections with TIm Webster

Overseas medical aid:

Cleft lip & palate repair, Kathmandu, 2007

Burns reconstruction, Kathmandu, 2008-2014

Women's health surgery, Kathmandu, 20012-5

Paediatric anaesthesia education, Luang Prabang, Laos, 2016

International links

Nepal

(Patan Academy of Health Sciences, Kathmandu 1 Sheer Memorial Hospital Banepa,2) 1. Visitor on behalf of OGH. 2. Annual visiting anaesthetist providing free medical services for reconstructive surgery

Selected publications

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Journals

  • Kang, L., Stewart, P., Phillips, S. (2016). iPhone accelerometry for monitoring quantitative neuromuscular function. Anaesthesia, 71(2), 235-236. [More Information]
  • Stewart, P., Liang, S., Li, Q., Huang, M., Bilgin, A., Kim, D., Phillips, S. (2016). The Impact of Residual Neuromuscular Blockade, Oversedation, and Hypothermia on Adverse Respiratory Events in a Postanesthetic Care Unit: A Prospective Study of Prevalence, Predictors, and Outcomes. Anesthesia and Analgesia, 123(4), 859-868. [More Information]
  • Phillips, S., Liang, S., Formaz-Preston, A., Stewart, P. (2015). High-risk residual gastric content in fasted patients undergoing gastrointestinal endoscopy: a prospective cohort study of prevalence and predictors. Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, 43(6), 728-733.
  • Brown, T., D'Netto, T., Falk, G., Phillips, S. (2015). Paravertebral Catheter Placement, Under Direct Vision, for Postthoracotomy Analgesia. Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques, 25(6), e170-e171. [More Information]
  • Stewart, P., Freedlander, N., Liang, S., Heller, G., Phillips, S. (2014). Comparison of electromyography and kinemyography during recovery from non-depolarising neuromuscular blockade. Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, 42(3), 378-384.
  • Phillips, S., Stewart, P., Bilgin, A. (2013). A survey of the management of neuromuscular blockade monitoring in Australia and New Zealand. Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, 71(3), 374-379. [More Information]
  • Liang, S., Stewart, P., Phillips, S. (2013). An Ipsilateral Comparison of Acceleromyography and Electromyography During Recovery from Nondepolarizing Neuromuscular Block Under General¬†Anesthesia in Humans. Anesthesia and Analgesia, 117(2), 373-379. [More Information]
  • Phillips, S., Klein (nee Kehoe), L. (2013). Attitudes of a private hospital community to medical student teaching. Medical Journal of Australia, 198(10), 532-533. [More Information]
  • Stewart, P., Phillips, S., De Boer, H. (2013). Sugammadex reversal of rocuronium-induced neuromuscular blockade in two types of neuromuscular disorders: Myotonic dystrophy and spinal muscular atrophy. Revista Espanola de Anestesiologia y Reanimacion, 60(4), 226-229. [More Information]
  • Phillips, S., Stewart, P., Freelander, N., Heller, G. (2012). Comparison of evoked electromyography in three muscles of the hand during recovery from non-depolarising neuromuscular blockade. Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, 40(4), 690-696. [More Information]
  • D'Netto, T., Phillips, S., Falk, G. (2012). Laparoscopic image(s) of pneumothorax in repair of massive hiatus hernia. ANZ Journal of Surgery, 82(11), 848-848. [More Information]
  • Phillips, S., Falk, G. (2011). Surgical tension pneumothorax during laparoscopic repair of massive hiatus hernia: a different situation requiring different management. Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, 39(6), 1120-1123. [More Information]

2016

  • Kang, L., Stewart, P., Phillips, S. (2016). iPhone accelerometry for monitoring quantitative neuromuscular function. Anaesthesia, 71(2), 235-236. [More Information]
  • Stewart, P., Liang, S., Li, Q., Huang, M., Bilgin, A., Kim, D., Phillips, S. (2016). The Impact of Residual Neuromuscular Blockade, Oversedation, and Hypothermia on Adverse Respiratory Events in a Postanesthetic Care Unit: A Prospective Study of Prevalence, Predictors, and Outcomes. Anesthesia and Analgesia, 123(4), 859-868. [More Information]

2015

  • Phillips, S., Liang, S., Formaz-Preston, A., Stewart, P. (2015). High-risk residual gastric content in fasted patients undergoing gastrointestinal endoscopy: a prospective cohort study of prevalence and predictors. Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, 43(6), 728-733.
  • Brown, T., D'Netto, T., Falk, G., Phillips, S. (2015). Paravertebral Catheter Placement, Under Direct Vision, for Postthoracotomy Analgesia. Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques, 25(6), e170-e171. [More Information]

2014

  • Stewart, P., Freedlander, N., Liang, S., Heller, G., Phillips, S. (2014). Comparison of electromyography and kinemyography during recovery from non-depolarising neuromuscular blockade. Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, 42(3), 378-384.

2013

  • Phillips, S., Stewart, P., Bilgin, A. (2013). A survey of the management of neuromuscular blockade monitoring in Australia and New Zealand. Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, 71(3), 374-379. [More Information]
  • Liang, S., Stewart, P., Phillips, S. (2013). An Ipsilateral Comparison of Acceleromyography and Electromyography During Recovery from Nondepolarizing Neuromuscular Block Under General¬†Anesthesia in Humans. Anesthesia and Analgesia, 117(2), 373-379. [More Information]
  • Phillips, S., Klein (nee Kehoe), L. (2013). Attitudes of a private hospital community to medical student teaching. Medical Journal of Australia, 198(10), 532-533. [More Information]
  • Stewart, P., Phillips, S., De Boer, H. (2013). Sugammadex reversal of rocuronium-induced neuromuscular blockade in two types of neuromuscular disorders: Myotonic dystrophy and spinal muscular atrophy. Revista Espanola de Anestesiologia y Reanimacion, 60(4), 226-229. [More Information]

2012

  • Phillips, S., Stewart, P., Freelander, N., Heller, G. (2012). Comparison of evoked electromyography in three muscles of the hand during recovery from non-depolarising neuromuscular blockade. Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, 40(4), 690-696. [More Information]
  • D'Netto, T., Phillips, S., Falk, G. (2012). Laparoscopic image(s) of pneumothorax in repair of massive hiatus hernia. ANZ Journal of Surgery, 82(11), 848-848. [More Information]

2011

  • Phillips, S., Falk, G. (2011). Surgical tension pneumothorax during laparoscopic repair of massive hiatus hernia: a different situation requiring different management. Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, 39(6), 1120-1123. [More Information]

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