This precourse will be offered in a one-day live session at the congress site.

Saturday, 12 October, 8:30 to 18:00


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.


The goals of this course are:

  1. Radiological pitfalls in trauma emergency : Learn to read a bone x-ray
  2. To learn how to manage and suture wounds in the ED.
  3. To learn the relevant immobilization techniques of the upper and lower limbs.


  1. To give a basic overview of suturing techniques and allow mentored workshop practice.
  2. To give a basic overview of how to read a bone x-ray
  3. To give a basic overview of Plaster Immobilisation Techniques and allow mentored workshop practice.

Outcome: Enable confident application of above in a clinical environment


  • Dr. Jean-Jacques Banihachemi, (Course Director) Emergency Physician, France
  • Dr. Abdelouahab Bellou: Emergency Physician, USA
  • Dr. Alberto Gregori: Orthopedic Surgeon, Scotland
  • Dr. Patricia O’Connor: Emergency Physician, Scotland
  • Dr. Benoit Gaulin : Orthopedic Surgeon, France
  • Dr. Maximilien Thoma: Emergency Physician, Belgium
  • Dr. Cécile Versavel :  Nurse, Immobilization Technician, France
  • Dr. Sabine Smeets : Nurse, Immobilization Technician, Belgium.

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
€ 310 for physicians
€ 190 for nurses, paramedics, trainees and students

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.


The evaluation form will include general questions applicable to all pre-courses/educational live events. Also event/course specific questions can be asked if needed.

8:30 Welcome & Introduction
8:45Suturing Overview and Demonstration and workshop
10.30-11.00 Coffee break
11.00 – 12.30 Radiological pitfalls in trauma emergency : Learn to read a bone x-ray
2.30 – 13.15 Lunch
13.15  – 15.30Immobilisation Principles ( Plaster of Paris, Synthetic and splinting), upper Limb Immobilisation Demonstration & Workshop
15.30 – 15.45Coffee Break
15.45 – 17.45 Lower Limb Immobilisation  Demonstration and Workshop
17.45 – 18.00 Review, feedback and Close