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Where? Education Building – Computer Lab (GERGA), Tygerberg Campus, University of Stellenbosch, Cape-Town, South Africa during the SASRA annual congress.
When? 27 October 2019, 09.00-12.00
Important: it is mandatory to register for the SASRA annual congress to be eligible for the examination
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 email@example.com.
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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