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A Deeper Plane Of Anaesthesia

Excel CPD - Vet Nurse CPD

2 weeks ago
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Date: Monday 2nd September, 2024 - Friday 11th October, 2024
Start time: 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Duration: 15 hour(s)
Cost: £255

After completing this 6 week online course, the participants will have a greater knowledge and understanding of the basic principles behind anaesthesia and be able to apply this to their own working practices.

This course discusses more advanced anaesthesia / analgesia concepts and research, and therefore may be more suitable for those experienced in anaesthesia and those considering undertaking further qualifications in this area.


Week 1 - Pre-Anaesthetic Assessment and Patient Preparation for Anaesthesia

Patient preparation
ASA status and patient assessment
Use of checklists
Breathing systems and checks
What are the aims of anaesthetic premedication
Practical considerations
What agents are available

Learning objectives

Correctly identify an appropriate breathing system and safe fresh gas flow rates for individual patients
Confidently check an anaesthesia machine and breathing system to ensure they are safe to use
Have an understanding of the ASA grading system and be able to designate and apply which status is appropriate for their individual patients
Identify the benefits of using a peri-anaesthetic checklist and decide whether this can be advocated for their working environment
List the reasons for patient premedication and be able to identify practical aspects and factors within the clinic which may affect the efficacy of premedication
Identify the most common pharmacological agents used for sedation and anaesthesia


Week 2 - Anaesthetic Monitoring - Neurological and Respiratory System

Basic, hands on monitoring (neurological system)
Respiratory monitoring
Other

Learning objectives

Recognise what are normal physiological parameters with regards to the neurological and respiratory systems for individual patients undergoing anaesthesia
Name the most common pieces of monitoring equipment for the respiratory system and be able to recognise what is a normal value/trace for each of these pieces
Start to develop the skills to apply this knowledge to individual cases within the clinic with use of the available equipment


Week 3 - Anaesthetic Monitoring - Cardiovascular System

Cardiovascular monitoring
Basic, hands on
Blood pressure
Pulse oximetry
ECG

Learning objectives

Recognise what are normal physiological parameters with regards to the cardiovascular system for individual patients undergoing anaesthesia
Name the most common pieces of monitoring equipment for the cardiovascular system and be able to recognise what is a normal value/trace for each of these pieces
Start to develop the skills to apply this knowledge to individual cases within the clinic with use of the available equipment


Week 4 - Principles of Perioperative Care including Anaesthetic Recovery

Anaesthetic risk
Airway management including tracheal intubation
Patient positioning
Eye care
Temperature
Fluid therapy
Patient recovery

Learning objectives

Identify important factors which require attention and care during a patient’s anaesthetic in order to optimise the patient’s peri-anaesthetic experience
Accurately calculate fluid rates for individual patients and apply this to their clinical setting, whether this be with use of fluid pumps/syringe drivers or via gravity (calculating a drop rate)
List available methods for patient warming, with recognition of the need to counteract patient hypothermia and the potential risks associated with warming device use
Recognise the critical importance of patient monitoring during anaesthetic recovery.
Describe the potential difficulties that may be encountered during the anaesthetic recovery period


Week 5 - Pain Assessment

Importance of pain assessment and management
Challenges of pain assessment in veterinary species
Pain assessment tools

Learning objectives

Recognise the potential difficulties in performing pain assessment in veterinary species.
Name a number of pain assessment tools
Advocate a pain assessment tool that would be suitable for their working environment
Recognise when patients (cats and dogs) are deemed to be painful


Week 6 - Analgesia for Acute Perioperative Pain

A brief overview on the pain pathway with introduction to the concepts of multimodal and pre-emptive analgesia
Analgesic options, including:
A brief overview of the pharmacological means
Non-pharmacological methods

Learning objectives

Explain why provision of analgesia is important for patient welfare
Describe the concepts of multimodal and pre-emptive analgesia, with emphasis on why these are important for patient analgesia
Explain why provision of analgesia is important
List potential analgesic options and apply this knowledge to consider appropriate therapeutic plans for individual patients
Have an appreciation of the important role that a veterinary nurse can play in providing non-pharmacological methods of analgesia and improving the patient experience.


Tutor: Rebecca Robinson
Date: 2nd Sept - 11th October 2024
Cost: £255 +vat
Length: 6 weeks
CPD: 15 hours
Level: Intermediate

Who is it for?

Veterinary Nurses

Number of CPD hours this event can be recorded as

15 hours

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