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Interprofessional Approach to Anaesthetic Care

This course aims to provide skills in Crisis Resource Management which are applicable to all emergency and potential emergency situations that may arise in anaesthetic practice. 

Why train in Crisis Resource Management?

Patient safety and quality are at the heart of what we do. Studies have shown that a high proportion of adverse incidents in health care are the result of breakdowns in communication or poor teamwork. 

Crisis Resource Management (CRM) is: “a management system which makes optimum use of all available resources – people, procedures, equipment – to promote safety and enhance efficiency during a crisis situation.”

The ECU Health Simulation Centre specialises in training in CRM – training in a safe yet realistic environment, using immersive simulation scenarios and debriefing sessions.

Who should attend?

This one-day course has been developed for anaesthetists (specialist and non-specialist), senior anaesthetic registrars, junior anaesthetists, GP anaesthetists, operating theatre nurses and technicians.


You’ll need two years’ experience in anaesthesia.

What will the course provide?

Educational sessions and practical ‘hands-on’ skills stations complement the realistic critical event scenarios in our fully-equipped operating theatre.  Scenarios are followed by debriefing sessions, conducted by trained Crisis Resource Management instructors.

Feedback from previous participants

“Debriefing sessions were so worthwhile.”
“My non-technical skills have improved as a result of this course.”
“Excellent course, great staff; enhanced knowledge and I feel more confident in my role.”


ECU Health Simulation Centre, Joondalup
Level 3, Building 21, Edith Cowan University
270 Joondalup Drive Joondalup WA 6027                 


  • $880 (includes GST) – Full price
  • $440 (includes GST) – Discounted price (WA Health employees only)

NOTE: Employees of WA Health enjoy 50% discount of the course fee.  Please enrol using your WA Health email and provide your employee number and the name of the facility where you are employed.


This course is offered six times per year. Dates for 2015:

  • Friday 20th March
  • Thursday 9th April
  • Tuesday 19th May
  • Friday 12th June
  • Wednesday 22nd July
  • Tuesday 25th August
  • Friday 4th September


For full information download the ECU Health Simulation Centre - Terms and Conditions on Cancellations.

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