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Anaesthesia Refresher

Excel CPD - Vet Nurse CPD

3 months ago

Date: Monday 30th September, 2024 - Friday 25th October, 2024
Start time: 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Duration: 10 hour(s)
Cost: £205

This four week course is designed to be a refresher in routine anaesthesia, and will cover the most up-to-date and relevant information. This course may be most beneficial for nurses returning to work following a career break, or for nurses working in a different field (for example specialist medicine nurses) wishing to keep their anaesthesia knowledge refreshed and updated

Week 1 - Preparation and Premedication

Preparing for what may happen is the key to anaesthesia. We will discuss how to approach an anaesthetic and the difference premedication can have on the patient and the anaesthetic that follows.

Safe and effective premedication
Calculations for anaesthesia
Fasting periods
Medication that may be given prior to the visit

Learning objectives
After completion of this week, participants should be able to:

List generalised considerations for preparing to anaesthetise routine cases
Confidently provide premedication prior to anaesthesia in a safe and controlled manner
Give advice on how long to withhold food before anaesthesia for a variety of different patients

Week 2 - Induction

This week will cover the induction process, how to manage different case scenarios and guide you through intubation techniques.

Selection of an appropriate breathing system
Intubation for different cases

Learning objectives
After completion of this week, participants should be able to:

Select an appropriate breathing system and calculate the fresh gas flow required
Understand the physiology of preoxygenation, and how to do this effectively
Confidently approach intubation in both routine cases and those with anatomical variations

Week 3 - Maintenance

For many, the maintenance phase of anaesthesia can be daunting, this week we will discuss monitoring and fluid therapy during anaesthesia.

Multiparameter monitors
Fluid therapy during anaesthesia
Low flow anaesthesia
Environmental considerations

Learning objectives
After completion of this week, participants should be able to:

Feel confident using multiparameter monitors and interpret the information given
Appreciate the physiology of and importance of monitoring blood pressure effectively
Select an appropriate fluid rate during anaesthesia
Select an appropriate fresh gas flow rate during maintenance of anaesthesia
Recognise some of the environmental impacts of anaesthesia

Week 4 - Recovery

The recovery phase is an area with high mortality in small animal patients, this week will cover how to make this phase of anaesthesia both calm and safe.

Practicalities of recovery
Monitoring post-anaesthetic
Pain scoring

Learning objectives
After completion of this week, participants should be able to:

Understanding the risks associated with and the necessity for monitoring patients in recovery
Confidently perform pain scoring assessments on patients following surgery

Tutor: Will McFadzean
Date: 30th Sept - 25th Oct 2024
Cost: £205 +vat
Length: 4 weeks
CPD: 10 hours
Level: Introduction

Who is it for?

Veterinary Nurses

The Speakers

Will McFadzean <br /> BVetMed, CertAVP(VA), DipECVAA, MRCVS<br /> RCVS and European Specialist in Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia, Cave Veterinary Specialists

Number of CPD hours this event can be recorded as

10 hours

Registration and Booking

Click here to reserve your place

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