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Advanced Post-Anaesthesia Care Unit

This two-day course offers intensive hands-on training, with full immersion simulations, clinical skills and drills training, and problem-based learning. 

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?

Registered nurses who are beginner practitioners or who anticipate working in anaesthetic settings, PACU or recovery room nurses, nurses employed in day surgery centres, endoscopy units, imaging departments, emergency departments, catheter labs and laser centres.

 What will the course provide?

The course has a strong focus on how a crisis is recognised and subsequently managed.  All participants have an opportunity to participate in management of a simulated emergency.

Topics covered include:

  • Roles and responsibilities of PACU nurses, including legal responsibilities
  • Assessment and management in the PACU
  • Anaesthetic pharmacology
  • Anaesthetic/PACU emergencies
  • Intubation and airway management
  • Pain management strategies

Feedback from previous participants

“Fantastic course. Learnt things I will never forget.”

 “Would like to encourage young members of my team to attend this – definitely recommend course.”

“So glad I had the opportunity to complete it.”

“Will recommend to everyone.”

“Extremely well organised.” 

“A very good course, very supportive staff involved in administration of course content and simulations.”


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


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

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