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Emergency Skills & Cognitive Aids for Neuro-anaesthesia (eSCAN)

Clinical Training


Target Audience

Advanced trainees, provisional fellows and consultant anaesthetists

Experienced anaesthetic nurses/ technicians. (Anaesthetists are encouraged to attend with a nurse from their place of work)



CPD allowances
Course Coordinator

Dr Adam Rehak


$1430 per anaesthetist

$715 per trainee

$330 per anaesthetic nurse / technician


1 day

Maximum Participants



October 18th, 2021

The course is a recognised emergency response activity in ANZCA’s CPD program: Cardiac Arrest

The course also provides 16 CPD points (8 hours) in the “Knowledge & Skills/Short Courses” category

Course Description


This course aims to update the participants knowledge of, and ability to, manage a variety of emergencies in neuro-anaesthesia while simultaneously developing general crisis management skills applicable to emergency situations across all areas of anaesthetic practice. Skills and knowledge essential for the safe delivery of neuro-anaesthesia will also be addressed.


The course will be facilitated by a combination of experienced paediatric anaesthetists and instructors with expertise in simulation and crisis management

Topics covered:-

1. Advanced life support in the context of the neurosurgical patient

2. Management of raised intra-cranial pressure and the unstable C-spine

3. Recognition and initial management of a range of intraoperative neuro-anaesthetic crises

4. Human factors and the application of crisis management principles to prevent and manage these events

Training Methods

  • Immersive scenarios with reflective debriefing

  • Hands-on Skills Workshops

  • Pause & discuss scenarios

  • Video and case-based learning exercises