The purpose of the Life Saving Drugs Register (LSDR) for NSW and ACT public hospitals is to provide indicative stock holding information of life saving drugs (LSDs) in hospitals, their location within the hospital and hospital contact details so that this information can be shared with other hospitals within NSW and the ACT.
The LSDRs for antidotes and antivenoms were hosted on the NSW TAG website as web based excel spreadsheets until the 18th of October 2023.
The Clinical Excellence Commission (CEC) converted the LSDRs into a single online near real-time searchable database for NSW Hospitals, available from the 18th of October 2023. Please visit the following link for access: https://lsdr.cec.health.nsw.gov.au/
Navigate to the online database hosted by the CEC
18 October 2023
iTRACC geo-mapping app that contains above LSDR data
iTRACC acts as a central repository for multiple critical care databases (including NSW TAG member data from the LSDRs) placed on live Google mapping – click here for further information and background to the app development.
It is essential to obtain early advice on the management of snakebites, spiderbites and poisonings from the Poisons information centres in Australia, they are staffed by specialist pharmacists 24 hours a day, who are able to refer to clinical toxicologists for medical advice. Telephone 13 11 26 (Australia).
For more detailed information about actual stock holdings at a particular time, and access to stock in emergency situations, please contact individual hospitals.
For LSDs not on the register: The Commonwealth Department of Health holds a small range of life saving drugs for public health emergencies (e.g. botulinum antitoxin) which can be accessed through the NSW Ministry of Health – for more information , please contact your local Public Health Unit on 1300 066 055.
Page last updated 18 October 2023