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Monitoring Matters

Excel CPD - Vet Nurse CPD

6 months ago

Date: Monday 15th January, 2024 - Friday 9th February, 2024
Start time: 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Duration: 10 hour(s)
Cost: £205

This 4 week tutored course will guide the candidates through the complexities of multiparameter monitoring. After completion of the course, candidates will better understand the effects of anaesthesia on the patient and causes of abnormalities encountered while monitoring anaesthetised patients. They will be able to use hands-on techniques and the multiparameter monitor to detect problems before they become serious, and to differentiate between artefacts and real patient issues to improve the safety of their patients.

Week 1: What are we Monitoring and Why?
What anaesthesia does to the patient and what we can do about it
Monitoring depth of anaesthesia
Temperature monitoring

Learning objectives:
Understand why good monitoring is essential for safe anaesthesia
Understand the challenges of monitoring depth of anaesthesia
Appreciate the importance of monitoring body temperature and the consequences of hypo and hyperthermia

Week 2: Monitoring the Respiratory System
Pulse oximetry

Learning objectives:
Understand the physiology involved in the formation of the capnograph trace
Interpret normal and abnormal capnograph traces
Understand the physiology behind pulse oximetry, and its limitations
Confidently troubleshoot abnormal capnography traces and pulse-oximetry readings

Week 3: Monitoring the Cardiovascular System
Physiology of heart rate and blood pressure control
The electrocardiogram
Blood pressure monitoring

Learning objectives:
Understand the causes of heart rate and blood pressure changes during anaesthesia
Describe how the electrocardiogram is generated Interpret the electrocardiogram
Understand the different techniques for measuring blood pressure
Interpret blood pressure readings and understand causes of inaccurate readings

Week 4: Monitoring with Blood Work and Troubleshooting Equipment
Blood gas and acid-base
Glucose monitoring and other tests
Monitor-related artefacts and technical problems

Learning objectives:
Understand when blood gas analysis is useful
Interpret blood gas analyses in the light of the patient’s history and clinical problems
Decide when glucose monitoring and other tests during anaesthesia are important
Troubleshoot monitor-related issues

Tutor: Colette Jolliffe
Date: 15th Jan - 9th Feb 2024
Cost: £205 +vat
Length: 4 weeks
CPD: 10 hours
Level: Intermediate

Who is it for?

Veterinary Nurses

Number of CPD hours this event can be recorded as

10 hours

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