PC 8: Emergency Medicine Core Competences

Course Directors

  • Eric Dryver (Sweden)
  • Gregor Prosen (Slovenia)

Faculty

  • Eric Dryver
  • Gregor Prosen
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Participants

The course is designed for 24 participants (residents, specialists and educators in Emergency Medicine).

Course description & learning objectives

This course focuses on competence development through scenario-based training. The competences in focus are:

1-The initial management of critical patients in all age groups (Core Curriculum 2.1)

2-Differential diagnosis and decision-making (Core Curriculum 2.2 + 2.5)

3-Systematic EKG interpretation (Core Curriculum 2.4.4)

4-Systematic acid-base interpretation (Core Curriculum 2.2.6)

5-Interpretation of the neurological examination and initial management of selected neurological conditions 

(Core Curriculum 2.2.5)

Participants receive a checklist compendium that helps guide the initial management of critical syndromes (e.g. anaphylaxis, hemorrhagic shock, hyponatremic encephalopathy) and information-acquisition from patients with common symptoms (e.g. shortness of breath, vertigo).

Educational MATERIALS

Participants receive a course manual prior to the course and a checklist compendium onsite

Overview

The course prioritizes scenario-based training and includes over 40 scenarios that course participants take turns managing. Structured feedback is provided after demonstrations and a group-discussion period.

Thanks to the scenario-based format, the course provides an opportunity to train for the EBEEM Part B.

Schedule

Coffee breaks will be served from 10:30 to 11:00 and from 15:30 to 16:00.

Saturday September 19

08:00-09:00 

Course Introduction

09:00-10:30

Station 1: Differential Diagnosis 

10:30-10:45

Coffee Break

10:45-12:15

Station 2: Acid-Base

12:15-13:15

Lunch 

13:15-14:00

Introduction to Resuscitation

14:00-15:30

Station 3: Resuscitation 1

15:30-15:45

Coffee break

15:45-17:15

Station 4: EKG

17:30-18:00

Question & Answer

Sunday September 20

08:00-09:00

Introduction to A-CPR & Neurodeficit

09:00-10:15

Station 5; Resuscitation 2

10:15-10:30

Coffee break

10:30-12:00

Station 6: Neurodeficit

12:00-12:15

Course evaluation / diploma's