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COVID-19 resources: Education/CPD

The COVID-19 pandemic has created a new and unprecedented need for upskilling to prepare for the management of patients affected by the COVID-19 virus as well as associated changes to the provision of routine anaesthesia and pain medicine practice.

This page provides examples of educational activities that may be useful to your COVID-19 preparedness education. The materials have largely been developed by critical care colleagues who have given permission for the materials to be shared.

COVID-19 information for trainees

COVID-19 information and clinical resources available for trainees.

Practice evaluation: COVID-19 - 30 min LSCS DRILL

This template, provided by the Royal Hospital for Women, NSW, outlines team members roles and stages of care for a 30-minute emergency caesarean section multidisciplinary team drill. Permission is granted by the authors to modify to reflect local practice. If conducted according to CPD requirements, this activity may qualify for CPD value under the Team training scenario within own work environment, with usual work team activity category.

The New Zealand National Committee hosted a webinar in May 2020 which comprised of a panel of experts talking about COVID-19 and anaesthesia. The panel was made up of a leading epidemiologist, a microbiologist an infectious diseases specialist, the chief medical officer of the New Zealand Ministry of Health and our own Dr Nigel Robertson who has been chairing the ANZCA Clinical Expert Advisory Committee set up for pandemic response.

Date: May 2020
Presenter: Dr Jennifer Woods
Duration: 68 mins.

COVID-19 Lung Ultrasound Training

COVID-19 Airway Management Emergency Response Module

These provider materials, provided by the authors of the COVID 19 Airway Team Training course demonstrate an approach to this training that may qualify for CPD points under ANZCA CPD Standards for COVID-19 Airway Management Emergency response education sessions.

Emergency response: CATT course

The CATT course uses the Safe Airway Society algorithms however providers may use these materials to create their own training materials using their preferred algorithms.


Dr David Elliott, chair of Anaesthesia Continuing Education (ACE), has released an important message in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak regarding upcoming CME and SIG events. View Dr Elliott's message here.

Anaesthesia Continuing Education (ACE) responds to coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak


Overview of simulation instructional design for COVID 19 simulations

Source: Life in the Fastlane Emergency Medicine blog

Cognitive aids

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Disclaimer / Acknowledgement

The college does not formally endorse these materials but recognises they may provide guidance and reduce workload for educators. It is important that education is tailored to local practice which in turn should be supported by local needs and reflect broader evidence-based practice.

Please acknowledge the authors of the material. In some instances, permission is granted to modify the materials to reflect local practice.

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