WHO WE ARE

ABOUT US

Queensland Anaesthetic Reaction Clinic (QARC) provides expert and evidence-based investigation of adverse drug reactions associated with anaesthesia and the perioperative period, including individualised planning for return to surgery after major anaphylaxis where surgery was abandoned.
QARC Doctor Meeting

ABOUT US

OUR CLINIC

Queensland Anaesthetic Reaction Clinic is the practice of Dr Christian Van Nieuwenhuysen – Anaesthetist; one of only a small number of anaesthetists in Australia with particular interest and expertise in the area of perioperative drug allergy.

HOW WE DO IT

EMPOWERING PATIENTS WITH COMPREHENSIVE PERIOPERATIVE CARE

At QARC, after receiving a referral for investigation of a perioperative drug reaction, we gather information, conduct skin testing and other investigations where required, collaborate with other relevant specialists and work closely with patients, surgeons and anaesthetists to formulate safe plans for future surgery. We take the time with patients to explain all the details of their reaction, including education on the processes of anaesthesia and surgery. Our goal is to keep patients safe and reassured when they need to have anaesthesia again.

ANAESTHETIST

DR CHRISTIAN VAN NIEUWENHUYSEN

Dr Christian Van Nieuwenhuysen is an Anaesthetist with additional experience in the investigation of peri-operative drug allergies, including anaphylaxis in response to anaesthetic agents. Christian is a fellow of the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (FANZCA).