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Paediatric Anaesthesia Crisis Resource Management

  • : Online


This course provides an update on current management of paediatric anaesthesia emergencies with an additional focus on the principles of crisis resource management.

Paediatric anaesthesia emergencies require effective teamwork to ensure best possible outcomes. This course promotes a team-based approach and anaesthesia assistants are encouraged to attend with their medical colleagues.

Topics include:

  • Applying a systematic approach to crises in the perioperative setting
  • Effective teamwork and communication strategies
  • Paediatric anaesthetic crises including trauma, sepsis, undiagnosed syndromes, airway emergencies and medication errors


Total lecture hours:


Learning objective

At the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Apply communication strategies, including the use of structured communication tools such as ISBAR, to handover, recaps, briefings and requests for assistance
  • Speak up when hazardous actions, or inaction, is observed
  • Apply the principles of crisis resource management
  • Identify and manage the deteriorating paediatric patient as part of an inter-professional team
  • Discuss markers of effective team behaviours
  • Assessment info
    • Formative assessment
    • Provision of feedback via instructor facilitated debriefings following each scenario, covering technical (clinical) and non-technical (teamwork) points
    Additional info

    HNE Simulation Centre courses are delivered by specialist doctors and senior nurses who are trained simulation instructors and clinically active in the specialty areas of anaesthesia, intensive care (adult, paediatric and neonatal) and emergency medicine.

    Course evaluation methods include:

    • Immediate oral feedback from participants
    • Anonymised online questionnaire emailed to participants after the course
    • Instructor feedback

    Approved for 1 Day Procedural Grant under Emergency or Anaesthetics component.

    Paediatric Anaesthesia Crisis Resource Management
    Provider Type
    Education Provider
    6.50 hours
    Start Date
    CPD Points
    4 PRPD, 10 ALS
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