Webinar on Non Operating Room Anesthesia New Challenges as Our Scope of Practice Changes

(1 July 2019, 18:00pm – 19:00 pm Brussels Time / 11:00am – 12:00 am Chicago Time)

Scientific Faculty


MD Teodora-Orhidee Nicolescu MBA-HCM, FASA, Webinar Activity Chair

MD Leila Niemi-Murola, PhD, MME, AFAMEE, ESA Chair of the E learning committee, Planner


Prof. Dr. Zeev Goldik
Chair of Anaesthesia Intensive Care and Pain Care Division - Lady Davis Carmel Medical Centre, Haifa, Israel 


MD PhD Prof. Emeritus Gabriel Gurman
Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel.

MD Ruggero M. Corso
G.B. Morgagni Pierantoni Hospital Department of Surgery - Anesthesia and Intensive Care Section, Forli, Italy.

MD PhD Jan Poelaert
Department Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine UZ Brussels, Belgium.

Dr. Kumar G. Belani, MBBS, MS, FACA, FAAP
Department of Anesthesiology University of Minnesota, Edina, Minnesota, USA.

Associate Prof. Richard D. Urman, MD, MBA, CPE, FASA
Director, Procedural Sedation Management Attending Anesthesiologist, Anesthesia and Pain Management, Professor Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

Associate Prof. Fred E. Shapiro, D.O., FASA
Associate Professor of Anesthesia, D.O., FASA, Department of Anesthesia, Beth Israel Deaconess, Med. Center, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

Scientific support
MD PhD Reino Pöyhiä
Medical Director, Kauniala Hospital Finland; Adjunct Professor of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care, Univ. of Helsinki, Finland.
Adjunct Professor Palliative Medicine, Univ. of Turku, Finland 


The American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) and European Society of Anaesthesiology (ESA) collaboratively developed a procedural sedation education initiative introducing an international patient safety module for health care professionals. The education program will be a LIVE 60-minute webinar session with virtual participants from around the world and will address details on procedural sedation in remote locations. It will consist of several sub-segments addressing the remote locations challenges, the appropriate cases that should be done, the continuum of sedation, and rescue measures.


Non-operating room anaesthesia (NORA) represents 30% of total anaesthetics and has tremendous clinical and cost implications. The segment of patients that undergo procedures in remote locations are getting older and sicker and proceduralists and nursing staff in these locations are not familiar with OR protocols (e.g., appropriate positioning) or with the continuum of anaesthesia depth. 

Although the number of NORA-cases is increasing, procedural sedation is a topic infrequently covered in seminars. 

This webinar aims at the need for anaesthesiologists and care team members to 

  • understand the types of procedures that are being done
  • understand the set up for procedural rooms
  • be able to identify the appropriate patient population, the preoperative assessment of the patient and the need for consultation.

After Taking Part

This webinar will enable anesthesiologists, certified proceduralists, and care team members to:

  • Interpret risk factors in remote locations and understand the setup requirements for rooms
  • Extrapolate anesthetic risk assessment to patients in non-operative locations
  • Identify appropriate patients and appropriate invasive monitoring techniques
  • Describe appropriate drugs used
  • Recall the continuum of sedation depth levels
  • Identify rescue capabilities in remote locations
  • Review the challenges presented by the expanding case types

Session information

This webinar is targeted at Anaesthesiologists care team members who are working in non-operating room anaesthesia.

Before this webinar you will be asked to take part in a pre-test for 

During this webinar, you will be encouraged to send your questions by chat and interact with our key specialists, who will provide live feedback.

The format includes presentations, live discussions with key specialists practicing in the US and Europe. The selected experts will give you some profound input on Preoperative Evaluation End Points, Monitoring - Capnograhy and its importance in NORA, invasive monitoring (aline FloTrac), Office Based Anesthesia and Sedation as well as NORA paediatric concerns.


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Supported by an unrestricted educational grant from Medtronic