Important information about COVID-19

Due to Covid-19 the SCSSC has suspended our EMAC courses until further notice. We will be reviewing this in May 2020.

We recognise that completion of EMAC is a requirement of the ANZCA training program as well as a number of other assessment pathways, including Specialist International Medical Graduates applying for FANZCA and GP Anaesthetists. We will be prioritising these applicants to their preferred course date.

Please contact the SCSSC if you require EMAC to complete your training / assessment requirements in 2020 so we can assist in reserving a priority position on a future EMAC course. We can also contact you directly when course bookings resume.

Effective Management of Anaesthetic Crises (EMAC)

Clinical Training

Anaesthesia

Target Audience

Anaesthetists (Specialist, GP and non-specialist) and anaesthetic registrars.

Pre-requisites

Essential

  • Must be in at least second year of accredited training in Anaesthetics.

Recommended

  • Completion of primary exam (if ANZCA trainee)

Course Coordinator

Dr Adam Rehak

Duration

2 1/2 days

Price

$3135

Dates

January 30 - February 1, 2020

March 5-7, 2020 

April 2-4, 2020

May 7-9, 2020

June 11-13, 2020

July 9-11, 2020

August 13 -15, 2020

September 24-26, 2020

November 5-7, 2020

December 10-12, 2020


Maximum Participants

12

Course Description

The Effective Management of Anaesthetic Crises (EMAC) course addresses clinical and non-clinical skills relevant to the effective management of anaesthetic emergencies. 

 

Specific Objectives

  • Understand medical error and adverse events.

  • Undertake risk assessment, exercise judgement and formulate plans, which optimise patient safety.

  • Respond rapidly in an emergency and apply systematic principles of emergency management.

  • Develop competency in procedures including: direct and indirect intubation techniques; emergency surgical airway; cardiopulmonary resuscitation; cardioversion.

  • Work effectively within a team and as a team leader.

 

Format

The course is presented as five modules over 2.5 days:

  1. Human factors

  2. Airway emergencies

  3. Cardiovascular emergencies

  4. Anaesthesia emergencies

  5. Trauma

 

Training Methods

  • Procedural skills training

  • Integrated procedural skills training (Clinical)

  • Problem-based learning

  • Anaesthesia

  • Pause and discuss scenarios

  • Immersive Scenarios & reflective debriefing

 

Training Technologies

  • Task trainers

  • Video replay and discussion

  • High and medium fidelity manikin simulators

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