EDRA - European Diploma in Regional Anaesthesia & Acute Pain Management
The European Diploma in Regional Anaesthesia & Acute Pain Management aims to educate clinicians involved in regional anesthesia in the latest developments in the field.
The EDRA Examinations Parts I and II take place each year at the ESRA annual meeting.
For more details visit the ESRA Europe diploma page.
Next exam sitting will be at the 2017 ESRA Congress in Lugano,Switzerland
The registration fees to both exams is €120 (€50/retake).
Course Recognition Procedure
Guidelines have now been published for course organisers hoping to get recognition of their courses for the EDRA. More details here.
The Exam is taken over minimum 2 years
100 Multiple Choice Questions, 2 hours examination
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 pain therapy
Basis of statistics
Methods and strategies in regional anaesthesia and pain therapy for:
gynecology/ obstetrics, children, elderly, trauma, acute and perioperative pain
Procedure oriented regional anaesthesia and postoperative pain management
Application of regional anaesthesia for surgical oriented procedure
Performance of neural blockades including neuraxial and peripheral nerve blocks and catheter techniques
Advantages/disadvantages, risk/benefits and indications/contra-indications to 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 analgesia technique
Equipment e.g. nerve stimulator, ultrasound, needles and perineural catheters
Attitudes and behavior of the examinee including communication skills
- +/- 70% on regional anesthesia ( covering all fields ) and acute pain
- +/- 10% management of perioperative pain
- +/- 10% physiology and physiopatology
- +/- 10% neurostimulation, ultrasonography and basic statistics
Medically qualified physicians wishing to take the EDRA Part I need to meet the following pre-requisites:
- The applicant has been in an official anesthesiology training program for a minimum of 2 years before applying for the examination
- The applicant must have attended a minimum of 1 ESRA* workshop or CME/CDP** approved workshop
- The applicant is an ESRA member, with valid membership
- The applicant must have good command of English
- Once accepted, the applicant will have to purchase a registration to the ESRA annual congress in order to finalize his/her application and pay for the examination (congress registration is not mandatory for re-takers).
To access full pre-requisites, Click here!