• 2021 Effective Management of Anaesthetic Crises

    Department of Anaesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine
  • Who should attend?

    EMAC is a mandatory course for all ANZCA trainees and is also accredited for Continuing Professional Development points and emergency response activities for Fellows and Provisional Fellows by the College. Anaesthetic trainees and GP anaesthetic trainees must have completed a minimum of one year of accredited training prior to attending the course. It is expected that the participants on the course would be capable of providing anaesthesia to a simple emergency case such as an appendicectomy without direct supervision.

    Why complete the course?

    The course introduces anaesthetists to the Non-Technical Skills required for managing clinical emergencies. It provides strategies for using the available resources to lead and coordinate team activities and communicate effectively during emergencies.

    In addition, EMAC revises the technical skills and requirements for handling common and life threatening situations during anaesthetic care. The course updates the participants on emergency management procedures and discusses the practical application of clinical algorithms during time-pressured events.

    •  3 day course (Thursday to Saturday).
    •  Hours of course is 8am to 5pm on Thursday and Friday and 8am to 1pm on the Saturday.
    •  Course is held at Epworth HealthCare in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
    •  The course often has a mix of consultants, trainees and GP anaesthetists.
    •  Pre-reading material is emailed approximately 5 weeks prior to the course.
    •  Certificate emailed at the end of the course.

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  • What is included?

    The following areas are included in the course.

    • Human Factors and Human performance in anaesthetic care
    • Cardiovascular emergencies
    • Airway emergencies
    • Anaesthetic emergencies
    • Trauma management for the anaesthetist

    Pre-reading material is emailed approximately five weeks prior to the course.

    Course Hours and Location

    The course is conducted over two and half days from 8am to 5pm on Thursday and Friday, and 8am to 1pm on the Saturday.

    Catering is provided. Car parking is not provided and limited.

    The course is held at:

    Epworth HealthCare - Clinical Education and Simulation Centre.
    Level 5, Cato Wing
    89 Bridge Road
    Richmond VIC 3121

    COVID-19 Information: Given the unpredictability of COVID-19 and any subsequent border closures, scheduled EMAC Courses may be impacted and/or cancelled. For registrants affected, refunds will be provided or a course transfer if available.

  • ANZCA: EMAC is accredited for 40 points (20 hours x 2 points per hour) in the knowledge and skills category in addition to both CICO and Cardiac Arrest emergency response activities.

    ACRRM: 10 MOPS points

  • Ms. Aushra Saldukas
    Ms. Catherine Pound

    03 9903 0321

    Ms. Tess Vawser


  • All 2021 courses are full

    Express Interest for 2022

    All 2021 courses are full

    January - Thu 28, Fri 29 and Sat 30  Completed 

    February - Thu 25, Fri 26 and Sat 27  Completed 

    May - Thu 20, Fri 21 and Sat 22  Completed 

    June - Thu 17, Fri 18 and Sat 19  Completed 

    July - Thu 15, Fri 16 and Sat 17  Completed 

    August - Thu 12, Fri 13 and Sat 14  Completed 

    September - Thu 9, Fri 10 and Sat 11  Completed 

    November - Thu 11, Fri 12 and Sat 13  Full

    December - Thu 2, Fri 3 and Sat 4  Full

    Refund Policy
    Up to four weeks before the Course
    100% Refund
    Two to four weeks before the Course
    50% Refund
    Less than two weeks before the Course
    No Refund