Effective Management of Anaesthetic Crises (EMAC) is a simulation-based course focused on managing anaesthetic emergencies.
It consists of five modules, run over two and a half days, and is a compulsory requirement of the anaesthesia training program.
EMAC for ANZCA trainees
We strongly recommend you attend an EMAC course before you begin provisional fellowship training. As the focus is on crisis management, trainees who have completed at least 12-18 months of anaesthesia training are likely to get the best benefit.
EMAC is run over two and a half days, and consists of the following five modules:
- Human factors
- Airway management
- Cardiovascular emergencies
- Anaesthetic emergencies and
- Trauma management
It is taught by experienced anaesthetists and offers a valuable educational opportunity for participants to learn and practice systematic skills in a safe, simulated environment, using high-tech mannequins.
The emphasis is on small group teaching, intensive hands-on simulation practice and personal feedback. Many of the scenarios and drills are designed to build effective communication and teamwork. The course is not assessed, but participants are given direct observational feedback throughout.
Please note that there are no opportunities to complete workplace-based assessments during the course.
Find a simulation centre
EMAC courses are delivered at the following ANZCA-accredited simulation centres in Melbourne, Sydney, Perth, Brisbane, Wellington, Auckland and Hong Kong.
Course dates and locations
Finding an EMAC course is easy. Simply select "EMAC" from the course dropdown and search by date and location.
Find a course
If you're a fellow, trainee, or SIMG, you can access the EMAC Course Participants Manual via our eLearning hub Networks with your College ID.
EMAC for simulation centres
ANZCA accredits simulation centres across Australia, New Zealand and south-east Asia to offer the EMAC course. Refer to the EMAC Course Handbook for detailed information on the accreditation standards and requirements for simulation centres offering the course.
EMAC course governance
The EMAC Course Subcommittee is responsible for oversight of EMAC course delivery, including the accreditation of centres, appointment of instructors, and revision of course content.
The Supervisors of EMAC Network provides a forum for the Subcommittee and the Supervisors of EMAC to collaborate, share, discuss and advise on challenges faced relating to EMAC Course delivery.
EMAC course licence fee
The annual EMAC course licence fee is confirmed on an annual basis following the November Council meeting. An invoice is sent to all simulation centres following this meeting. Payment is required by 30 January, annually. For enquiries, please contact us.
Become an EMAC course instructor
Being an instructor is a great way to build your experience and impart your knowledge and skills within the crisis management space.
Pre-approved simulation instructor courses
The simulation instructor courses below have been pre-approved by the EMAC Course Subcommittee as suitable for those wishing to apply to become an EMAC course instructor. Please contact centres directly for course dates and further information.
Centres interested in submitting their instructor courses for inclusion in the pre-approved list should contact firstname.lastname@example.org for information about the approval process.
|New South Wales
||Sydney Clinical Skills and Simulation Centre
||Clinical Skills Development Service
EMAC Instructor's Course
||Alfred Health, Australian Centre for Health Innovation
Simulation-Based Training Instructor Course
||Sir Charles Gardner Hospital
Simulation Instructor Modular Advanced Course (SIMAC)
Western Australian Department of Health
SimStart - Simulation Instructors Course
|New Zealand, Auckland
||NetworkZ, Auckland City Hospital
Instructor Training Course
|New Zealand, Wellington
||National Patient Simulation Training Centre, Wellington Hospital
New Zealand Simulation Instructors Course
|Boston, MA, USA
||Center for Medical Simulation (CMS)
Comprehensive Instructor Workshop (5 days, Boston)
Institute for Medical Simulation (IMS)
Simulation as a Teaching Tool (4 days, offered internationally at various host sites including Mater Hospital, Brisbane)