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Obstetric Emergencies - essential skills for occasional obstetric anaesthetists

Clinical Training


Target Audience

Consultant anaesthetists and advanced trainees


Consultant / GP anaesthetist or provisional fellow

Anaesthetic nurses

CPD allowances
Course Coordinator

Dr Adam Rehak


$1430 per anaesthetist

$330 per anaesthetic nurse / technician


1 day

Maximum Participants

Maximum 12 participants


June 21st, 2021

November 29th, 2021

The course is a recognised emergency response activity in ANZCA’s CPD program with the following recognition codes:-

· Cardiac Arrest – ER-17-CA-073

· Major Haemorrhage – ER-17-MH-029

The course also provides 8 CPD points (4 hours) in the “Knowledge & Skills/Short Courses” category

Course Description


This course aims to update the participants’ knowledge and skills in the management of obstetric anaesthetic emergencies while also developing generic crisis management skills applicable to these emergency situations.

Topics covered

  1. Assessment of maternal risk

  2. Planning anaesthetic management

  3. Management of critical events, such as:-
    Pain during LCSC under neuraxial block
    Difficult airway
    High neuraxial block/total spinal
    Maternal haemorrhage
    Pre-eclampsia and eclampsia
    Amniotic fluid embolism
    Cardiac arrest

  4. Human factors and the application of Crisis Resource 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