Important information about COVID-19
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)
Anaesthetists (Specialist, GP and non-specialist) and anaesthetic registrars.
Must be in at least second year of accredited training in Anaesthetics.
Completion of primary exam (if ANZCA trainee)
Dr Gerri Khong
2 1/2 days
January 28 - 30 2021
March 4 - 6 2021
April 15 - 17 2021
May 27 - 29 2021
July 1 - 3 2021
August 5 - 7 2021
September 9 - 11 2021
October 7 - 9 2021
November 11 - 13 2021
December 16 - 18 2021
ANZCA: Equivalent to any two “Emergency Response” 2 modules (3hrs) & 2 CPD points per hour under knowledge & Skills” 15hrs
ACRRM: 2 points per hour (max 12) MOPS: 10 points
The Effective Management of Anaesthetic Crises (EMAC) course addresses clinical and non-clinical skills relevant to the effective management of anaesthetic emergencies.
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.
The course is presented as five modules over 2.5 days:
Procedural skills training
Integrated procedural skills training (Clinical)
Pause and discuss scenarios
Immersive Scenarios & reflective debriefing
Video replay and discussion
High and medium fidelity manikin simulators