The European Diploma in Regional Anaesthesia and Acute Pain Management was created in 2005 with the goal of establishing standards in regional anaesthesia in Europe. The Diploma was intended to widen the activity spectrum of those specialists in anaesthesia, who are already in clinical practice and are interested in acquiring additional knowledge in the entire field of regional anaesthesia.
Regional techniques are integral components of anaesthesia and are frequently administered to the high-risk patients, ranging from new-borns to the frail elderly. Therefore, the objective of the examination, is to treat defined subjects in an encompassing way, with sound knowledge of anatomy, physiology and pharmacology related to regional anaesthesia, as well as skills in block performance, in a holistic context.
The EDRA examination takes place each year at the ESRA Annual meeting in September. It is split in two parts over two years. For more details visit the EDRA page on the ESRA website.
The examination fee for each part is €120 (€50/retake) and is payable through the ESRA website.