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Keep Calm In An Anaesthetic Crisis

Excel CPD - Vet Nurse CPD

12 months ago
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Date: Monday 30th September, 2024 - Friday 8th November, 2024
Start time: 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Duration: 15 hour(s)
Cost: £255

Week 1 - Principles of Anaesthetising Critical Patients

Anaesthetic risk in the compromised patient
The importance of patient history and physical examination
Diagnostic tests
Patient stabilisation
Anaesthetic protocol, monitoring and recovery

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

Gain an understanding as to why critical patients are at an increased anaesthesia and sedation risk
Understand that improving patient safety requires a holistic, overall management process, not simply using “the best drug protocol”. This will include consideration of:
What pre-anaesthetic tests may be required and the benefit they offer
What pre-anaesthetic stabilisation may be required
Have an introduction into the type of patient monitoring which is required during the peri-anaesthetic period
Understand general principles for appropriate anaesthetic drug protocols for the critical patient


Week 2 - General Approach to Adverse Events and to Anaesthetic Complications

Near misses and adverse events
Minimising adverse events by preparation
Checklists and non-technical skills
Common anaesthetic complications

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

Name the three steps necessary for approaching adverse events and discuss why they are important, including methods in which near misses and adverse events can be minimised in practice.
Understand the role of human factors in patient safety and the value of checklist use in anaesthetic practice.
Have an overview of what anaesthetist non-technical skills (ANTS) are and be able to begin using them in clinical practice.
Know the most common anaesthetic complications encountered in small animal practice.


Week 3 - Cardiovascular Complications

Alterations in heart rate:
Bradyarrhythmias
Tachyarrhythmias
Alterations in blood pressure:
Hypotension
Hypertension

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

Recognise abnormal physiological parameters with regards to the cardiovascular system for individual patients undergoing anaesthesia.
Gain an understanding of the most common underlying causes for alterations in heart rate (bradyarrhythmias and tachyarrhythmias) during general anaesthesia.
List some main treatments for the most common arrhythmias which present under general anaesthesia.
Gain an understanding of the most common underlying causes for alterations in blood pressure (hypotension and hypertension) during general anaesthesia.
List some main treatments for the most common blood pressure alterations which present under general anaesthesia.
Begin to apply this knowledge to individual cases within the clinic with use of the available equipment


Week 4 - Respiratory Complications

Alterations in ventilation:
Hypoventilation
Hyperventilation (including tachypnoea)
Apnoea or respiratory arrest
Hypoxaemia
Respiratory obstruction:
Upper respiratory tract
Lower respiratory tract
Restrictive pulmonary disease
Aspiration (and regurgitation)

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

Recognise what are abnormal physiological parameters with regards to the respiratory system for individual patients undergoing anaesthesia.
Gain an understanding of the most common underlying causes for alterations in ventilation, including hypo- and hyperventilation, apnoea and respiratory arrest.
List the main treatments for the most common changes in ventilation under anaesthesia.
Understand the difference between hypoxaemia and hypoxia, listing the potential causes for these and therefore be able to suggest methods to manage these conditions.
Recognise the clinical signs of respiratory obstruction and restrictive pulmonary disease and describe what steps could be taken to alleviate the underlying problem
Have the knowledge to state why aspiration is a risk under anaesthesia and how to manage a case of gastro-oesophageal reflux in order to minimise patient risk
Begin to apply this knowledge to individual cases within the clinic with use of the available equipment


Week 5 - 'Other' Complications

Central nervous system:
Emergence delirium
Post anaesthetic blindness and deafness
Thermoregulation:
Hypothermia
Hyperthermia
Anaphylactic and anaphylactoid reactions
Embolism

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

Outline why cats are at particular risk for post anaesthetic blindness and deafness and describe methods which can minimise this risk.
List available methods for patient warming, with recognition of the need to counteract patient hypothermia and the potential risks associated with warming device use.
List risk factors associated with peri-operative hyperthermia and discuss steps which can be implemented to manage the hyperthermic patient.
Have the ability to recognise if an anaphylactic or anaphylactoid reaction is occurring and be able to suggest steps to manage the situation.
Understand that embolisms are a rare, but potential complication during anaesthesia and be able to list the clinical signs associated with their occurrence.


Week 6 - Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

Detecting cardiopulmonary arrest
Basic life support:
Chest compressions
Tracheal intubation
Ventilation
Advanced life support"
Drug therapy
Oxygen supplementation
Intravenous fluid therapy
Correction of electrolyte and metabolic disturbances
Defibrillation
Monitoring during CPR
Post cardiac arrest care

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

Explain the purpose of cardiopulmonary resuscitation and describe its two main components.
Recognise when cardiopulmonary resuscitation should be instigated
Understand the importance of regular CPR training within the practice team.
Describe and demonstrate the method for effective chest compressions, tracheal intubation and ventilation during cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
Have the knowledge to list what steps can be taken to provide advanced life support during cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
Know what monitoring tools are recommended for cardiopulmonary resuscitation and be able to interpret the main waveforms that will be seen during a resuscitation event


Tutor: Rebecca Robinson
Date: 30th Sept - 18th Nov 2024
Cost: £255 +vat
Length: 6 weeks
CPD: 15 hours
Level: Intermediate

Who is it for?

Veterinary Nurses

The Speakers

Rebecca Robinson BVSc MVetMed DipECVAA FHEA MRCVS. European and RCVS Recognised Specialist in Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia, Davies Veterinary Specialists

The Venue

Online

Number of CPD hours this event can be recorded as

15 hours

Registration and Booking

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