Education

European Diploma in Intensive Care Medicine (EDIC)

The European Diploma in Intensive Care Medicine (EDIC) is offered to candidates who have successfully completed two standardised exit exams (MCQs and OSCE). These exams are continuously updated to reflect current skills, attitude, competencies and knowledge necessitated for intensive care practice.

For more information on EDIC, please visit the EDIC webpages.

European Diploma in EchoCardiography (EDEC)

The European Diploma in EchoCardiography (EDEC) is offered to candidates who have met the set requirements of competency in advanced critical care echocardiography.

For more information, please visit the EDEC webpages.

European Diploma in Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care (EDAIC)

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EDAIC is a common European Degree administered through the European Society of Anaesthesiology (ESA) in Brussels. In order to graduate, you must be a specialist or at the end of your residency and have been approved for both a written (Part I) and an oral exam (Part II). In some countries, such as Switzerland and Poland, EDAIC is mandatory in order to be able to achieve national specialist competence. In Sweden, the individual residence contract determines whether the residence doctor will pass the examination and if so, which parts should be approved.


Interesting video clips in the field of Anesthesia and Intensive Care

A number of interesting demonstration video clips are available at  http://www.usra.ca for regional anesthesia and pain management,

as well as at http://www.nysora.com.

Here comes a selection of interesting video clips.

  1. Demonstration of airway maneuvers in general
  2. Animated instructional film about intubation
  3. Video laryngoscopy, and intubation
  4. Video laryngoscopy, intubation
  5. Video laryngoscopy, and intubation Comment: Notice a Cook’s leader is inserted over which the tube is brought down.
  6. Tracheotomy
  7. PVC-insertion
  8. CVC-insertion
  9. CVC-insertion
  10. This clip shows the principle of inserting a CV Cath  in the subclavian vein
  11. Epidural catheter placement
  12. Insertion of a thoracic drainage (Bulow drainage). Notice the nice suture.