Returning to work can be a big challenge, with the period of leave often resulting in reduced confidence levels and feelings of inadequacy in performing tasks that were previously straightforward.

Crash course

The CRASH course is based on the very successful "Gas Again" course, a return to work course for anaesthetists that has been running in the United Kingdom. They found that all candidates considered it a useful course within a structured return to work package

The course involves the following:

  1. ALS - arrest and peri-arrest scenarios
  2. Airway skills – videolaryngoscopy, fibreoptic skills and management of "can’t intubate can’t oxygenate" scenario
  3. High fidelity simulation scenarios of critical anaesthetic emergencies
  4. Problem based learning discussions of obstetric and paediatric emergencies

The course aims to not only help participants relearn practical skills and experience simulated anaesthetic critical events, but provide them with the confidence to return to work with individualised practical advice on the day of the course.

There is a high faculty to participant ratio in order to provide individual attention.

All the faculty have an interest in medical education and prior experience of returning to work after a period of leave.

NameOrganisation
Janette Wright (convenor)The Royal Melbourne Hospital
Kara Allen (convenor)The Royal Melbourne Hospital

Elizabeth Leslie

The Royal Melbourne Hospital
Lara TickellThe Royal Melbourne Hospital

Patricia Newell

The Royal Melbourne Hospital

Barbara Heath

The Royal Melbourne Hospital

Allanah Scott

The Royal Children's Hospital

Sheila Barnett

The Royal Children's Hospital

Juliana Kok

The Royal Melbourne Hospital

Sajidah Ilyas

Maroondah Hospital
​Andrea BowyerThe Royal Melbourne Hospital
Cath PedrottiThe Royal Melbourne Hospital
Sally LaceyThe Royal Melbourne Hospital
Megan AllenThe Royal Melbourne Hospital

Date, location and cost

Saturday 22 July 2017, 8am - 6pm

Mater Simulation
Level 4 Duncombe Building
Raymond Terrace
South Brisbane 4011

Website: www.matereducation.qld.edu.au

Cost: $800

Maximum number of participants: 16

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Eligibility

This course is designed to be part of a structured return to work package and therefore does not suit those that are unable to return to work within the next 3 - 6 months. 

Participants will benefit the most if they have completed at least one year of anaesthetic training as the scenarios and PBLDs assume a basic understanding of anaesthesia.

Participants must hold full general registration with AHPRA.​

ANZCA Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

Knowledge and Skills -  Short course, workshops, problem-based learning discussions, and small group discussions – 2 credits per hour 

Emergency Response activities accredited for Major Haemorrhage and Cardiac Arrest 

Assessment

There is no assessment component to the course.

Participants will sign a confidentiality agreement at the start of the day so as not to divulge details of the scenarios. The performances and competence of participants will not be discussed with future employers or supervisors of training.

Testimonials

"I'm still raving to people about how good the course was."

"Approachable and empathic faculty really help."

"Very useful course."

"An excellent idea has been transformed into a great course, which should definitely be part of the ANZCA initiative and funding to return to work."

"Very good to have one to one or one to two teaching."