Delegates are invited to register for courses and workshops.
Please note that the courses are not included in the congress fee.

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28-29 May 2016

  • Pre-registration is required and attendance is limited to 36 participants per workshop.

    The objective of the workshop is to teach the core skills needed to bring the benefits of regional anaesthesia to patients. Participants should leave this workshop having acquired the skills necessary to perform ultrasonography of the most commonly blocked nerves.

    Workstations will include live model scanning for upper limb, lower limb and trunk blocks. In addition, participants will acquire the skills necessary to advance a needle toward a target using real time ultrasound guidance in gelatine phantoms.

    The “Ultrasound guided regional anaesthesia workshop” is organised by the ESA Scientific Subcommittee on Regional Anaesthesia.

  • Pre-registration is required and attendance is limited to 42 participants per each workshop.

    The Thoracic Workshop will consist of “Hands-on Demonstrations” at various stations equipped with fiberoptic bronchoscope, video laryngoscopes, mannequins, lung models, double lumen tubes, endobronchial blockers, and tube exchangers. A spine model will be used for the practice of thoracic epidural and paravertebral blocks.

    Lectures include:

    • Isolation of the lung: Double lumen tubes
    • Isolation of the lung: edobronchial blockers
    • Thoracic epidural and paravertebral blocks

    Hands-on demonstrations include:

    • Left sided DLT/Right sided DLT
    • Univent Tube/Uniblocker
    • Cohen Endobronchial Blocker
    • Ardnt Endobronchial Blocker
    • Tube Exchangers
    • Video Laryngoscopy
    • Thoracic Epidural
    • Paravertebral blocks
    • Adult Simulator

    The “Thoracic Workshop” is organised by the ESA scientific subcommittee on respiration and airway management and the ESA scientific subcommittee on regional anaesthesia.

  •  Pre-registration is required and attendance is limited to 48 participants (12 in each group).

    This workshop will offer the opportunity to train and deepen competences in giving feedback to residents. Registrants will receive pre-workshop reading. The workshop itself will start with an outline of effective strategies for assessment and feedback. After assessing a video clip, participants will practice effective feedback in small, friendly groups. Tutors will role-play different characters to enable participants to practice difficult and challenging feedback-situations. Debriefing will allow participants to get the most from the learning experience.”

    The aim of the session is to practice effective feedback to a variety of characters in a simulated setting. By the end of the session participants should be able to feed back in some depth on specific problems and be in a position to formulate an action plan for improvement and learning from encounters in the workplace. Participants will get a focussed and constructive debrief on their own performance with the aim of improving their ability to give feedback in their clinincal teaching practice.

  • Pre-registration is required and attendance is limited to 25 participants.

    29 May: 09:30 – 12:00

    The main goals of the workshops are the recognition of pain and delirium in ICU, consequences of unrecognized pain and avoiding inappropriate sedation.

    Pain, agitation and delirium in the Intensive Care Unit are the main topic that will be covered.

    By the end of the course participants are expected to acquire knowledge on current principles of recognition and management of pain and prevention of agitation and delirium.

    The course starts with a few, brief lectures on sedation and pain management. After thirty minutes, the participants will be divided in two groups (or four, depending on number of participants) to work out different cases: two cases on handling perioperative pain, and two cases difficult to handle with sedation. Cases will be presented by groups and discussed together.

    The workshop is organised by the ESA scientific subcommittee on geriatric anaesthesiology.

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