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EMAC and EMST overview

EMAC: Effective Management of Anaesthetic Crises

The simulation-based Effective Management of Anaesthetic Crises (EMAC) course provides training in the management of anaesthetic emergencies. It consists of five modules run over two and a half days covering topics such as airway management, human performance, cardiovascular emergencies, anaesthetic emergencies and trauma management.


The course is a valuable educational opportunity and a requirement of the curriculum, however trainees will not be provided with opportunities to complete workplace-based assessments during the course.


The course may be undertaken at any time after the completion of introductory training. However due to the focus on crisis management we believe that trainees who have completed at least 12 - 18 months of anaesthesia training are most likely to benefit from participation in the course. It is strongly recommended that trainees undertake EMAC prior to commencing provisional fellowship training.


EMAC is delivered by simulation centres in Melbourne (St Vincent’s and Southern Health), Sydney, Perth, Brisbane, Wellington, Auckland and Hong Kong. These centres have been accredited by ANZCA to provide the EMAC course. 


Please contact individual centres for bookings and inquiries. Centre contact details are provided below.


EMAC course dates

For EMAC course dates, please access the event calendar


EMST: Early Management of Severe Trauma

The Early Management of Severe Trauma (EMST) course is an intensive course in the management of injury victims in the first two hours following injury. It emphasises life-saving skills and systematic clinical approach to managing severe trauma. It is a two and half day course adapted from the Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS®) course of the American College of Surgeons in 1988.


EMST is offered by the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS). For further details and registration information refer to the RACS website.


Accreditation of centres

ANZCA accredits simulation centres across Australia, New Zealand and South-East Asia, to offer the EMAC course to ANZCA trainees. Accreditation requires an onsite review by the College to assess a centre’s ability to offer EMAC in accordance with ANZCA standards.  Centres applying for accreditation should contact


A College professional document outlining standards for accreditation and a guide to assist centres in preparing for review, will be available soon. Please contact the College for further information. 


EMAC centre contact details



Monash Simulation

Monash Medical Centre, Moorabbin Campus

Phone: +613 9928 8314

Fax: +613 9928 400

Email: Monash Simulation


St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne

Phone: +61 3 9288 2900
Email:St Vincents Hospital


New South Wales

Sydney Clinical Skills and Simulation Centre

Phone: +61 2 9926 4646
Email:Sydney Clinical Skills and Simulation Centre



Clinical Skills Development Centre

Phone: +61 7 3646 6500
Email:Clinical Skills Development Centre


Western Australia


Edith Cowan University Health Simulation Centre
Email: Edith Cowan University Health Simulation Centre


Wellington, New Zealand

National Patient Simulation Training Centre, Wellington Hospital

Phone: +64 4 385 5887
Email: National Patient Simulation Training Centre


Auckland, New Zealand

Simulation Centre for Patient Safety, Tamaki Innovation Campus, University of Auckland

Kathy Bos

Phone:  +64 9 923 3122 or

+64 9 373 7599 ext 83122

Email: Simulation Centre for Patient Safety


Hong Kong

HKCA Institute of Clinical Simulation

Marleana Yip

Phone: + 852 2683 8307
Email: HKCA Institute of Clinical Simulation 


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