Effective Management of Anaesthetic Crises (EMAC) Course 2019

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Effective Management of Anaesthetic Crises (EMAC) Course 2019

EMAC is a mandatory course for all ANZCA trainees and is also accredited for Continuing Professional Development points and emergency response activities for Fellows and Provisional Fellows by the College. Anaesthetic trainees and GP anaesthetic trainees must have completed a minimum of one year of accredited training prior to attending the course.

It is expected that the participants on the course would be capable of providing anaesthesia to a simple emergency case such as an appendicectomy without direct supervision. The course introduces anaesthetists to the Non-Technical Skills required for managing clinical emergencies. It provides strategies for using the available resources to lead and coordinate team activities and communicate effectively during emergencies.

In addition, EMAC revises the technical skills and requirements for handling common and life threatening situations during anaesthetic care. The course updates the participants on emergency management procedures and discusses the practical application of clinical algorithms during time-pressured events.

What is included?

• Human Factors and Human performance in anaesthetic care
• Cardiovascular emergencies
• Airway emergencies
• Anaesthetic emergencies
• Trauma management for the anaesthetist

Do I get CPD/CME Points?

EMAC is accredited for 40 points (20 hours x 2 points per hour) in the knowledge and skills category in addition to both CICO and Cardiac Arrest emergency response activities.
ACRRM: 10 MOPS points

How many participants in a course?

The maximum number of participants for EMAC is 12.
The course often has a mix of consultants, trainees and GP anaesthetists

What dates will the course be conducted?

  • February Thursday 14th, Friday 15th and Saturday 16th
  • April Thursday 11th, Friday 12th and Saturday 13th
  • July Thursday 25th, Friday 26th and Saturday 27th
  • August Thursday 15th, Friday 16th and Saturday 17th
  • October Thursday 24th, Friday 25th and Saturday 26th
  • November Thursday 21st, Friday 22nd and Saturday 23rd


The course is conducted over two and a half days from 8am to 5pm on Thursday and Friday, and 8am to 1pm on Saturday.

Please note if the course date you choose does not receive the minimum number of students required, your registration will be moved to the next available dates and you will be notified.

Epworth HealthCare - Clinical Education and Simulation Centre 

Level 5, Cato Wing, 89 Bridge Road,
Richmond VIC 3121

Refund policy

  • Up to four weeks before the Course -100% Refund
  • Two to four weeks before the Course - 50% Refund
  • Less than two weeks before the Course - No Refund
More Information
Contact Name Catherine Pound / Tess Vawser
Contact Email med-periopmedicine@monash.edu / tess.vawser@epworth.org.au
Contact Phone 03 9903 0958 / 03 8420 2535