Cadaver Course on invasive procedures in Critical Emergency Medicine – Euroanaesthesia 2017

Cadaver Course on invasive procedures in Critical Emergency Medicine – Euroanaesthesia 2017

  • Issue 68

Karl Thies
Chair, ESA SSC 10 – Critical Emergency Medicine: Trauma and Resuscitation

The ESA Subcommittee for Critical Emergency Medicine – Trauma and Resuscitation in cooperation with colleagues from the European Society for Trauma and Emergency Surgery (ESTES) will be providing for the first time a cadaver course on invasive procedures in Critical Emergency Medicine. The course will be held in the framework of Euroanaesthesia 2017.  This is an exciting opportunity for anaesthesiologists to become accustomed to procedures that are out of the ordinary. The course aims at developing an understanding of the risks, benefits, and limitations of specific procedures in Critical Emergency Medicine.

This is a hands-on, practical course where students in small groups observe and carry out invasive life- and limb-saving procedures on human cadavers under the guidance of an international group of experienced instructors in the controlled condition of an anatomy lab. There is ample opportunity to discuss techniques, indications, and contraindications.

Procedures covered are airway escape strategies, large bore central venous access for massive transfusion, intra-osseous vascular access, finger and tube thoracostomy, pericardiocentesis, resuscitative thoracotomy, and cranial burr hole. There are five students per cadaver; the instructor-student ratio is one to two, allowing for an optimum learning experience.

We offer morning and afternoon sessions, both covering different procedural skills. Students can either book the morning or the afternoon sessions separately or both sessions together.

The course is suitable for medical practitioners with an interest in Critical Emergency Medicine (pre-hospital, Emergency Department, or Critical Care).

Please see our programme in the section Pre-Congress Courses on the Euroanaesthesia 2017 website for details, timings, and registration.

The cadaver course is supported by an unrestricted educational grant from Teleflex.
We look forward to welcoming you in Geneva!