Due to the epidemiological situation related to the spread of COVID-19, the Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care of Shupyk NMAPE conducts classes on topical issues of anesthesiology and intensive care in health care facilities. This approach to training allows us to rationally save human resources and not distract anesthesiologists from jobs.

Employees of the department within the framework of cooperation and support of continuous professional training of anesthesiologists organized and conducted 5 masterclasses and simulation lectures for anesthesiologists of the Department of Anesthesiology and IC of the Central Hospital of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine in Kyiv.

The peculiarity of the event was the individual selection of topics of lectures, formed by the students themselves in connection with the need to strengthen their theoretical and practical skills in certain issues of intensive care. All masterclasses and simulation lectures were held in the Department of Anesthesiology and IC of the Hospital in compliance with the necessary quarantine requirements and anti-epidemic measures (up to 10 people in a group, with using of personal protective equipment: masks, gloves, antiseptics).

Such a progressive and adapted to modern realities approach brings theory in practice, both literally and figuratively.

Head of the Department Professor Oleg Loskutov prepared a simulation lecture on "Cardiogenic shock", which aroused great interest, as a powerful theoretical part was supported by a simulation component with the development of the clinical scenario of the patient in critical condition (working on mannequins). A simulation master class "Low-flow inhalation anesthesia" was also organized and conducted, as the doctors of the department recently began to actively implement the use of sevoflurane in everyday practice, and, accordingly, needed theoretical and practical skills supporting.

Associate Professor Yuriy Markov during the master class "Alcohol surrogate poisoning" discussed acute issues of poisoning in anesthesia practice. Professor Oleksandr Galushko conducted a master class "Diabetes in the practice of anesthesiology" and practised various methods of correction of hypo-/hyperglycemia in the setting of ICU and patients with various comorbidities. The final master class conducted by Associate Professor Inna Kuchynska was devoted to the analysis and development of the latest recommendations for cardiopulmonary resuscitation.

Anesthesiologists engaged in a lively debate, discussed controversial issues with various problems. At the end of the masterclasses, the students expressed their wishes for further fruitful cooperation with the Department and the Academy.