This is the 29th Australasian course and the fourth 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’) in a variety of humanitarian aid situations.
The course consists of a series of interactive lectures, case-based discussions, practical equipment sessions and in-theatre teaching of drawover anaesthesia.
A simulation session is also planned.
Some topics include:
• Drawover equipment
• Oxygen supplies
• Ketamine and halothane
• Equipment maintenance
• Obstetric and paediatric dilemmas
• Psychological adaptation
• Ethical dilemmas
• Tropical medicine
The number of participants is limited to 18 to maximise interaction and hands-on learning. To participate in theatre teaching sessions, you will need to be registered or eligible for registration in New Zealand.
The course cost is NZ$3,500 (including GST) and is payable if your application is successful.
For further information please contact:
Dr Wayne Morriss
Due to the rapidly escalating COVID-19 situation, the opening of online applications for this year’s Real World Anaesthesia Course has been delayed until 10am Australian time (12pm New Zealand time) on Tuesday 2 June.
At this stage, the dates of the course are unchanged: Monday 23 November to Friday 27 November, 2020.