EDRA Part 1 - ESRA

EDRA Part 1


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How it works:

When? Tuesday, 21 June 2022
Where? Thessaloniki, Greece during the ESRA annual congress

What? There will be 60 MCQs with a stem and 5 possible answers and 40 SBA (Single Best Answer) questions with a stem and 4 possible alternatives to select the best answer. Candidates will have 2.5 hours.
Since this event is an online exam, the candidate will be expected to bring his own device computer or tablet.


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.
Basic statistics
Methods and strategies in regional anaesthesia and pain therapy for:
gynaecology / obstetrics, children, elderly, trauma, acute and perioperative pain

Procedureoriented 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, risk/ 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


>>Extended syllabus

Topic allocation

Anatomy, 25%

  •        Includesneuraxial blocks, peripheral blocks, and sono anatomy

Basic statistics, approx. 3%

Perioperative and acute pain, approx 10%

Pharmacology and sedation, 15-20%

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%

  •        Includes trauma, elderly, obstetrics, paediatrics, and obesity


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