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.
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.
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.
Essential prerequisites: Minimum of one year’s experience in anaesthesia
Recommended: completion of primary examination (if ANZCA trainee)
This two and a half-day course focuses on how a crisis is recognised and subsequently managed. It features five modules:
“Good course, glad I did it.”
ECU Health Simulation Centre
Level 3, Building 21 Edith Cowan University
270 Joondalup Drive Joondalup WA 6027
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 four times a year. Dates for 2015:
|Course information||Date/Duration||Registration options|
|Effective Management of Anaesthetic Crisis (EMAC) - Session 4 - 2015||10 Dec 2015 for (3) days|