Managing Emergencies in Paediatric Anaesthesia (MEPA) for consultants

Course Description

Convened by Dr Sally Wharton

Developed in the UK, MEPA is a collaboration of worldwide specialist paediatric anaesthetists with an interest in simulation based training.

MEPA is designed to provide a comprehensive update in paediatric anaesthesia and resuscitation. Participants will develop management strategies for dealing with emergencies in paediatric anaesthesia.

The course is a one-day interactive program utilising medium and high fidelity simulation, and using expert peer-reviewed scenarios. It is an opportunity to gain knowledge, share experiences and practice skills.

Maximum six participants per course. Early registration is encouraged.

Who should attend?

Allied Health
who have an occasional paediatric list, provide out of hours care or may be involved in the care of sick children in their practice.

Training location

The Children’s Hospital at Westmead

Kids Simulation Australia

Kim Oates Australian Paediatric Simulation Centre

Hainsworth Street, Westmead, NSW 2145

Learning outcomes


competency in newborn and paediatric resuscitation.

Develop and demonstrate

effective management of common and serious emergencies in paediatric anaesthesia.


skills in effective team leadership, team work and communication during emergencies.

Course Information

  • Recognised emergency response (cardiac arrest/ER)
  • Category - knowledge and skills (2 credits/hour)

Dr Sally Wharton, Staff Specialist Anaesthetist, SCHN Simulation Medical Co-Lead


Phone: 0417 432 633

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