Please note that the following pre-requisites are required in order to take the EDRA Part I (written examination). The EDRA Board must validate all applications. The number of place is limited; we encourage candidates to apply as soon as possible.
Medically qualified physicians wishing to take the EDRA Part I need to meet the following pre-requisites:
* The following are considered ESRA workshops: ESRA Congress WS, ESRA Cadaver WS in Innsbruck, Paris or Eastern Europe WS, ESRA Winter Week.
**Workshops must have CME/CPD accreditation approved by the official national anaesthetic colleges/faculty or educational body, where appropriate. Number of CME/CPD points must be visible on the certificate.
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When? Wednesday, September 13th, 2017, 14:00-16:00
Where? 36th annual ESRA congress, Lugano, Switzerland
What? 100 Multiple Choice Questions, 2 hours examination
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Anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology related to regional anaesthesia (including common concomitant diseases like diabetes, chronic lung disease, bleeding disorders etc).
Pharmacology of drugs commonly used in regional anaesthesia and pain therapy
Basis of statistics
Methods and strategies in regional anaesthesia and pain therapy for:
gynecology/ obstetrics, children, elderly, trauma, acute and perioperative pain
Procedure oriented regional anaesthesia and postoperative pain management
Application of regional anaesthesia for surgical oriented procedure
Performance of neural blockades including neuraxial and peripheral nerve blocks and catheter techniques
Advantages/disadvantages, risk/benefits and indications/contra-indications to regional techniques
Management of complications and side effects of neuraxial and peripheral nerve blocks including management of failed block
Sedation in regional anaesthesia
Surgical site analgesia technique
Equipment e.g. nerve stimulator, ultrasound, needles and perineural catheters
Attitudes and behavior of the examinee including communication skills