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Where? Riyadh, Saudi Arabia during USRA Riyadh
When? 4 April 2020
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Applications deadline: 20 March 2020*
Where? Istanbul, Turkey during RADKON 2020 – exam available in Turkish!
When? 17 April 2020
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Applications deadline: 1 April 2020*
* The EDRA Board reserves the right to close the applications if the maximum capacity is reached before the closing date.
Where? Chandigarh, India during the AORA congress
When? 5 July 2020
Where? Thessaloniki, Greece during the ESRA annual congress
When? 16 September 2020
What? 100 MCQs paper with a stem and 5 possible answers. Candidates will be asked to distinguish true and false statements and will have 3 hours. There will be one mark per correct answer and no negative marking for candidates who choose the wrong answer. The maximum score is 500 points.
The event is a “bring your own computer” event, which means you bring your own computer to do the exam. Check your computer here. Questions about computer compatibility should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 acute pain management.
Methods and strategies in regional anaesthesia and pain therapy for:
gynaecology / obstetrics, children, elderly, trauma, acute and perioperative pain
Procedure–oriented regional anaesthesia and postoperative pain management
Application of regional anaesthesia for surgically oriented procedures
Performance of neural blockades, including neuraxial and peripheral nerve blocks and catheter techniques
Advantages / disadvantages, risks / benefits, and indications / contraindications for 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 infiltration technique
Equipment, e.g., nerve stimulator, ultrasound, needles and perineural catheters
Attitudes and behaviour of the examinee while performing regional anaesthesia
Basic statistics, approx. 3%
Perioperative and acute pain, approx 10%
Pharmacology and sedation, 20%
Physics and equipment, 5%
Physiology and physiopathology, 10%
Procedures, surgery and RA techniques, approx 10%
Complications and side effects, 10%
Specific patient groups, about 10%
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