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Important information about COVID-19

We are following NSW Health social distancing requirements in all our courses. For some programs this means reduced numbers of participants, or changes to timetables.  

Paediatric Emergencies: Essential Skills for the Occasional Paediatric Anaesthetist

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)



Course Coordinator

Dr Phil Cheung 


1 day


$1500 per anaesthetist

$750 per trainee

$345 per anaesthetic nurse / technician


October 27th, 2023

March 1, 2024

June 21, 2024

October 25, 2024

Maximum Participants
CPD allowances

Maximum 12 particpants per course

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 paediatric 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 paediatric 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.  The paediatric airway and management of laryngospasm and bronchospasm

2.  Recognition and initial management of intraoperative crises such as anaphylaxis and malignant hyperthermia

3.  Paediatric basic and advanced lifesupport

4.  Human factors and the application of crisis management principles during paediatric emergencies

Training Methods

  • Immersive scenarios with reflective debriefing

  • Hands-on Skills Workshops

  • Pause & discuss scenarios

  • Video and case-based learning exercises

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