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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.
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, 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%
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