Saudi Journal of Anaesthesia

REVIEW ARTICLE
Year
: 2021  |  Volume : 15  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 368--374

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


Alaa M Khidr, Mohamed R El-Tahan 
 Anesthesiology Department, King Fahd Hospital of the University, College of Medicine, Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University, Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia

Correspondence Address:
Alaa M Khidr
Anesthesiology Department, King Fahd Hospital of the University, College of Medicine, Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University, Saudi Arabia, P.O. 40289 Al Khobar 31952, Al Khobar
Saudi Arabia

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.


How to cite this article:
Khidr AM, El-Tahan MR. Education in thoracic anesthesia. Lessons learned from the European Association of Cardiothoracic Anaesthesiology (EACTA) programs.Saudi J Anaesth 2021;15:368-374


How to cite this URL:
Khidr AM, El-Tahan MR. Education in thoracic anesthesia. Lessons learned from the European Association of Cardiothoracic Anaesthesiology (EACTA) programs. Saudi J Anaesth [serial online] 2021 [cited 2023 Feb 2 ];15:368-374
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