REAL WORLD ANAESTHESIA COURSE (RWAC)
Date: 9 February 2017
30 October to 3 November 2017 • Christchurch Hospital, New Zealand
This is the 26th Australasian course and the third to be held in New Zealand.
The aim of RWAC is to prepare anaesthetists for work in low and middle income countries (“the real world”) and a variety of humanitarian and civil disaster situations. The course consists of a series of interactive lectures, problem discussions, practical equipment sessions and in-theatre teaching of drawover anaesthesia. A simulation session is also planned.
Topics will include:
• Drawover equipment
• Oxygen concentrators
• Equipment maintenance
• Obstetric and paediatric challenges
• Teaching – who, how and what
• Psychology of adaptation
• Ethical dilemmas
• Tropical medicine
• Trip preparation
The number of participants is limited to 18 to maximise interaction and hands-on learning. The course has previously been oversubscribed and places are allocated on a “first in, first on” basis.
The course cost is NZ$3500 (including GST) and is payable if your application is successful.
Application forms will be available from early afternoon on Tuesday 28 March on our website. Successful applicants will be notified by mid-April.
For more information, please contact Dr Wayne Morriss, RWAC Convenor. Click here for the event flyer.