Effective Management of Intensive Care Crises

This 2-day interprofessional course is targeting senior trainees, consultants and senior nurses working in Intensive Care.

In this course you will learn the principles of effective teamwork in the Critical Care setting as well as essential skills for emergency management of the deteriorating ICU patient. The course program consist of a vibrant mixture of lectures, workshops and immersive simulation.


  • Human Factors in ICU
  • Crisis Resource Management
  • Emergency vascular access
  • Difficult airway management
  • Emergency re-sternotomy
  • Tracheostomy and ventilation troubleshooting
  • Cardiac emergencies
  • Massive haemorrhage
  • Neurotrauma management
The course has been accredited for CPD points with CICM


The course faculty consists of Intensive Care Specialists, Anaesthetists and Simulation Specialists. All faculty members have significant expertise in healthcare simulation and Crisis Resource Management.


Dr Christian Karcher

Intensive Care Specialist, Clinical Sub-Dean Simulation (University of Melbourne)

Dr Jai Darvall

Intensive Care Specialist | Anaesthetist | Clinical Sub-Dean Critical Care (University of Melbourne)

Dr Shyamala Sriram

Intensive Care Specialist | Director Medical Education RMH

Dr Andrew McCormick

Intensive Care Specialist | Anaesthetist

Dr Tim Byrne

Anaesthetist | Intensive Care Fellow

Dr Niamh Keenan

Cardiothoracic Fellow

Jeniffer Keast

Senior Simulation Educator (University of Melbourne)


Melbourne Simulation

The Royal Melbourne Hospital
Ground Floor West
Grattan Street
Parkville VIC 3050

Onsite parking is available at RMH underground Car Park off Royal Parade next to Melbourne Private Hospital, as well as public street parking surrounding RMH and Melbourne University.


Three bus lines (205, 402, 546) provide easy access to The Royal Melbourne Hospital, with bus stops on Royal Parade (opposite Melbourne Private Hospital), Grattan Street and Swanston Street.


The Royal Melbourne Hospital is serviced by two tram lines and is only a short ride into the city. The No. 19 Tram that travels along Royal Parade and stops on the corner of Royal Parade and Grattan Street would be the closest public transport. Additionally there are trams that travel along Flemington Road (stopping cnr Flemington Road and Grattan Street) also service the needs of RMH.


The next EMICC course is on

Thursday/Friday 30 November/01 December 2017