Team Response to Airway Crises (T.R.A.C)
Critical care nurses and doctors are often called upon to manage the complex airway of an acutely unwell patient.
Along with the challenges of forming a cohesive team, there may be differences in the clinical approach and management between specialties, which can add an extra layer of difficulty to an already challenging situation.
TRAC provides participants from critical care specialties with a shared template for the management of the unanticipated difficult airway.
Along with practising the technical skills necessary for advanced airway management, participants will explore the human factors skills vital for effective team performance.
Course at a Glance
TRAC uses a blended learning approach to improve airway planning and intubation skills. The program incorporates videos, discussions, clinical workshops and simulation to explore the topics of rapid sequence induction (RSI) and non-surgical and surgical techniques to safely manage the unanticipated difficult airway.
Who can attend?
Critical Care (Emergency/ICU/Anaesthetic) Doctors:
- Senior registrars
- Junior registrars with a minimum of one year experience in critical care
- HMOs/SRMOs with a minimum of one year experience in critical care
Critical care (including PACU) nurses who assist with airway management
Endoscopy/diagnostic imaging nurses (who regularly perform the role of airway assistant)
Critical care nurse educators
TRAC commences at 8.00am and concludes at 16.00hrs. To allow the course to run to time, registrants are asked to arrive 15 minutes prior to the course start time.
823-865 Centre Road,
Bentleigh East VIC 3165
Phone: 03 9928 8314
National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards, September 2012
Standard 8: Recognising and Responding to Acute Deterioration.