This pre-course will be offered in a 1,5 day live event on

Saturday, September 16, 8:30-18:00

Sunday, September 17, 8:30-12:00


To learn the relevant immobilization techniques of the upper and lower limbs:

a. Plaster
b. Resin
c. Strapping
d. Specific assets: shoulder, finger.

To learn how to manage sutures of wound injuries in the ED.


This session will take place over a day involving EPs, orthopedic surgeons and immobilization technicians ED nurses. This session will be exclusively practical and interactive. Experts will show how to carry out the various casts and wound closures and answer the course attendees’ questions.

  1. Immobilization workshop with 2 groups:  All trainees will practice with each other with the support of the trainers. The goal is to provide skills in all types of immobilization of limbs.
  2. Sutures workshop: trainees will practice on simulation tool


  • Jean-Jacques Banihachemi (Course-Director): Emergency Physician, FR
  • Alberto Gregori: Orthopedic Surgeon, UK
  • Patricia O’Connor: Emergency Physician, UK
  • Benoit Gaulin : Orthopedic Surgeon, FR
  • Eléonor Vasseur, BE
  • Cécile Versavel: Nurse, FR
  • Sabine Smeets: Nurse, immobilization technician, BE
  • Abdelouahab Bellou, Emergency Physician, USA

For who

This course is suitable for all. Physicians, Nurses, Paramedics, Trainees, Medical students.

NOTE: Please dress accordingly , short sleeve shirts , shorts or sweatsuit because clothes get easily dirty

Educational Material

To be handed over onsite at the course:


The costs for this course are
€ 399* for physicians
€ 230* for nurses, paramedics, trainees and students

*All prices exclusing VAT

Please register through your MyEUSEM account by clicking on the EUSEM Congress registration button. From the Pre-courses tab you can select the pre-courses you would like to join.


08:30 – 08:40Welcome
08:40 – 10:00Introduction of the course and presentation of the basic rules on immobilization techniques
10:00 – 12:00Practice on immobilization workshop (Plaster) Part 1
10:45 – 11:15Coffee break
11:15 – 12:45Practice on immobilization workshop (Plaster) Part 2
12:45 – 13:45Lunch
13:45 – 15:45Practice on immobilization workshop (Plaster) Part 3
15:45 – 16:15Coffee break
16:15 – 17:00Practice on immobilization workshop (Plaster) Part 4
17:00 – 18:00Clinical Cases series with quiz MCQ
08:30 – 09:00Basic rules on suture techniques
09:00 – 10:30Sutures Workshop part 1
10:30-11:00Coffee break
11:00-11:30Sutures Workshop part 2
11:30 – 12:00Conclusion