PC 9: Emergency Medicine Core Competences

Course Directors

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

Faculty

  • Eric Dryver, Sweden
  • Gregor Prosen, Slovenia
  • Tobias Becker, Germany 
  • Veronique Brabers, Belgium 
  • Nikolas Sbyrakis, Greece 
  • Caroline Hård af Segerstad, Sweden

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)

Educational MATERIALS

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

The course includes a pretest with references to open-access educational

Overview

The course prioritizes scenario-based training and includes over 40 scenarios. Participants take turns managing the case and acquiring clinical information. The course also includes brief lectures, 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.

Wednesday 27 October

08:00-09:00 

Course Introduction

Lecture:  Differential diagnosis & Decision-Making

Demo:  Diagnosis and Decisions scenario

09:00-10:30

Round 1: Scenario based training 

10:30-10:45

Coffee Break

10:45-12:15

Round 2: Scenario based training 

12:15-13:15

Lunch 

13:15-14:00

Introduction to Resuscitation

Demo Resuscitation scenario

14:00-15:30

Round 3: Scenario based training 

15:30-15:45

Coffee break

15:45-17:15

Round 4: Scenario based training 

17:30-18:00

Question & Answer

Thursday 28 October

08:00-08:45

Introduction to A-CPR & Neurodeficit

Demo:  Neuro Examination

08:45-10:15

Round 5: Scenario based training 

10:15-10:30

Coffee break

10:30-12:00

Round 6: Scenario based training 

12:00-12:15

Course evaluation / diploma's