Practical Local Anaesthesia For Vet Nurses 27th April 2023
Date: Thursday 27th April, 2023
Start time: 10:00 AM
Local anaesthesia techniques have grown in popularity and are now an important part of anaesthesia in small animal veterinary medicine. Veterinary nurses are key in delivering an array of applications of local anaesthesia, working within the RCVS Code for Professional Conduct.
In this course we will cover the pharmacology of commonly encountered drugs and equipment used in local anaesthesia. The anatomy and theory behind nerve blocks and epidurals in cats and dogs will be taught, with particular emphasis on problem solving and dealing with potential complications. Other applications of local anaesthesia such as the management of chest drains, wound catheters, topical local anaesthesia and intravenous regional anaesthesia will be discussed. Wet lab cadaver-based practical sessions specifically designed for veterinary nurses will provide training and skills for the safe application of head and limb nerve blocks, with a practical introduction to ultrasound guided techniques.
Topics to be covered include:
Local anaesthetic equipment
Pharmacology of common local anaesthetic drugs
The multiple applications of local anaesthesia in practice
Practical equipment session – introduction to using ultrasound and electrical nerve locator techniques
Practical cadaver-based session – head and limb nerve blocks
Please Note: This is a cadaver-based course
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