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Eight years of CRASH

A bi-national initiative helping critical care doctors return to work

Anaesthesia & Intensive Care Medicine

Submitted January 2023 by Dr Susan Hale

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The Critical Care, Resuscitation, Airway Skills: Helping you return to work course (CRASH) course is a bi-national (Australia and New Zealand) collaboration between anaesthetists, intensivists and emergency physicians. The course consists of tailored sessions using simulation and case-based discussions to practice skills and clinical decision-making together with access to resources to aid return to work (RTW). Since 2014, 197 participants have attended the course, either virtually or in-person.

This article describes the background, course development and evolution, adaptation during the COVID-19 pandemic, demographic data of the course participants and future plans for the CRASH course. The background includes an interesting description of the literature around inactivity and RTW.

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