Journal article
Education in thoracic anesthesia: Lessons learned from the European Association of Cardiothoracic Anaesthesiology (EACTA) programs

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Publication Details
Author list: Alaa M. Khidr and Mohamed R. El-Tahan
Publisher: Medknow Publications
Publication year: 2021
Journal: Saudi Journal of Anaesthesia
Journal name in source: Saudi Journal of Anaesthesia
Journal acronym: SJA
Volume number: 15
Issue number: 3
Start page: 368
End page: 374
Number of pages: 7
ISSN: 1658-354X
Web of Science ID: 000667425300015
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Scopus ID: 85108852519
eISSN: 0975-3125

Technology advancements provide several surgical approaches including thoracoscopic and robotic-assisted thoracic surgery. That adds more challenges for the thoracic anesthesiologists with the required high-level of skills and competencies in the anesthetic, airway management, lung isolation and separation, ventilation, and perioperative analgesic techniques. Thoracic anesthesia has gained the attraction of many anesthesiologists to being specialized in that subspecialty. That raise the concerns about the requirements and structure of formal training into thoracic anesthesia in the United States and Europe regarding. This narrative review aims to analyze the lessons learned from the European Association of Cardiothoracic Anaesthesiology (EACTA) in terms of the current situation, requirements, limitations, competencies, teaching techniques, assessment, and certification.

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