Education Masterclasses

Simulation Masterclass in Adult Procedural Sedation Analgesia – Simple and Safe (23-24 October 2017) 16 CME (Sold out)

Deadline: 06 October 2017

Tribute to the 2017 ESA Guideline on PSA

The Adult Procedural Sedation Analgesia Simulation Masterclass consists of full-scale patient-simulator with the necessary anaesthesia equipment. 

Target Audience

The course is open to ESA full members who speak and write English fluently. This course is aimed at physicians or teams of physicians and nurses.

Learning Objectives

The programme contains minimum theoretical lectures.  Participants are able to perform procedural sedation in a simulated environment.  They will observe patients clinically, use various monitoring devices and finally apply the current available guidelines to these experiences.

Participants are able to

  • Apply procedural sedation using different approaches
  • Recognise complications during procedural sedation
  • Judge on the value of various monitoring technologies
  • Recognise the additional value of capnography during sedation


Programme is available here


  • International guidelines: what is recommended
  • Focus on the new ESA Guideline on PSA 2017
  • Pharmacology and safety of different sedation concepts
  • Opioids / analgesics added
  • Risk analysis / complications
  • Long term procedural sedation
  • Procedural sedation in
    • Anaesthesia
    • Endoscopy
    • Cardiology
    • Radiology
    • Pediatric procedures
    • Miscellaneous
    • Various examples of PSA performed with the patient simulator
    • Written examination


Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Heinrichs, Anaesthetist, CEO AQAI GmbH

Alexander Rentrop, Specialist Intensive Care

Dr. med. Achilles Delis, Anaesthesiology, Universitätsklinikum Bonn


Monday, 23 October (12:00) to Tuesday, 24 October 2017 (16:00)


AQAI Simulationszentrum Mainz

Wernher-von-Braun-Strasse 9

55129 Mainz, Germany

How to apply?

The registration is now closed. 

*Application are open to full ESA members: active, affiliate, trainee members 

 Registration deadline: 06 October 2017 

Registration Fee


ESA Full Member

ESA Reduced Fee Country Member*




*Reduced Fee Country List

Registration Fees are non-refundable

Cancellation is not refundable

Application deadline

Friday 06 October 2017


The fee does not include accommodation. 

How to get there 

The Simulation Masterclass will take place in the AQAI Simulationszentrum.

By car

  • Highway A60
  • Exit Mainz-Hechtsheim-West
  • At the 2nd turn left (entrance D at the industrial park Hechtsheim)
  • After about 800 metres the Wernher-von-Braun-Straße turn right at a dead end

By public transport

  • From Central Station by tram 50 or 53 to the stop "Carl-Zeiss-Straße". Go to the Carl-Zeiss-Strasse, at the 2nd Turn left into Wernher-von-Braun-Str.
  • From the main station take the bus line 9 and get off at "Johannes-Kepler-Strasse". At the stop Wernher-von-Braun-road branches off a dead end.

By Taxi

  • Simulationszentrum Mainz - Wernher-von-Braun-Straße 9 in 55129 Mainz

Cancellation Policy

  • The registration fee is not refundable
  •  “Medical/exceptional circumstances” please send justification to no later than 7 days before the start of the event
  • Upon approval by the ESA, 100€ administration fee will be deducted from refund
  • In case of emergency, any cancellation must be communicated to the ESA Secretariat
  • Please be aware that all costs incurred for transportation, accommodation etc. are not covered by the ESA in case this Masterclass is cancelled, we suggest that you take out a cancellation policy when booking flights and accommodation.

Supported by an unrestricted educational grant from Medtronic