• 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 do 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.

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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.

  • 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

  • 2021 dates are now confirmed.

    The maximum number of participants for EMAC is 10 to meet health and safety requirements.
    The course often has a mix of consultants, trainees and GP anaesthetists.

    2021 dates are as follows:

    •  January – Thu 28, Fri 29 and Sat 30 (Course full)
    •  February – Thu 25, Fri 26 and Sat 27 (Course full)
    •   May – Thu 20, Fri 21 and Sat 22
    •   June – Thu 17, Fri 18 and Sat 19
    •   July – Thu 15, Fri 16 and Sat 17
    •   August – Thu 12, Fri 13 and Sat 14
    •   September – Thu 9, Fri 10 and Sat 11
    •   November – Thu 11, Fri 12 and Sat 13
    •   December – Thu 2, Fri 3 and Sat 4

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

    Express Interest 2021

  • Ms. Aushra Saldukas
    Ms. Catherine Pound

    03 9903 0321

    Ms. Tess Vawser


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    Course Fees

    $2850 (incl. GST)

    The course is held at,

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

    Registrations by invitation only. Open registrations will be commenced from mid-January 2021 for all course dates.
    Please express your interests for 2021 courses for the registrations.

    Express Interests for 2021

    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