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Effective Management of Anaesthetic Crisis (EMAC)

EMAC focuses on the role of the anaesthetist as the team leader during an anaesthetic crisis. It also focuses on the interaction with the team around the anaesthetist in order to utilise skills and resources effectively.

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?

The Effective Management of Anaesthetic Crises (EMAC) course is an Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (ANZCA) accredited course.

EMAC has been developed for anaesthetists (specialist, GP and non-specialist), and anaesthetic registrars. The course is recognised as an alternative to the Emergency Management of Severe Trauma (EMST) course for vocational trainees.

Prerequisites

Essential prerequisites: Minimum of one year’s experience in anaesthesia

Recommended:  completion of primary examination (if ANZCA trainee)

What will the course provide?

This two and a half-day course focuses on how a crisis is recognised and subsequently managed. It features five modules:

  • Human factors
  • Airway emergencies
  • Cardiovascular emergencies
  • Anaesthesia emergencies and
  • Trauma

Feedback from previous participants

“Fantastic…extremely useful.”
“Highly recommended.”
“Good course, glad I did it.”

Location

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

Cost

  • $3,200 (includes GST) – Full     price
  • $1,605 (includes GST) – Discounted price (WA Health employees only)

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

Please note: Course fees include a parking voucher, which participants will receive prior to the course.

Please email simulation@ecu.edu.au for more information.

When

The EMAC course dates for 2017-2018 are:

  • 15-17 November 2017
  • 7-9 February 2018
  • 10-12 April 2018
  • 5-7 June 2018

ECU reserves the right to accept all EMAC registrations on a‘first-come, first-served’ basis. 

EMAC is a very popular course, and registration will only be confirmed upon receipt of full payment of the course fees.

If all EMAC courses are fully subscribed, please contact us to express your interest in being added to our waiting list. Email simulation@ecu.edu.au

Cancellations

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

Course information Date/Duration Registration options
Effective Management of Anaesthetic Crisis (EMAC) - 2017 - Session 3 15 Nov 2017 for (2.5) days Full price WA Health employees
Effective Management of Anaesthetic Crisis (EMAC) - 2018 - Session 1 07 Feb 2018 for (2.5) days Full price WA Health employees
Effective Management of Anaesthetic Crisis (EMAC) - 2018 - Session 2 10 Apr 2018 for (2.5) days Full price WA Health employees
Effective Management of Anaesthetic Crisis (EMAC) - 2018 - Session 3 05 Jun 2018 for (2.5) days Full price WA Health employees

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