ADN113 – Advance 15 – Anaesthesia

£497.00 (+VAT)

This Online course starts on Monday 3rd June 2024, with the last session taking place on Thursday 27th June 2024.

This interactive online course Anaesthesia for Veterinary Nurses is designed for nurses who would like to develop their knowledge and understanding of anaesthesia and analgesia for small animal clinical practice.

“Extremely informative with an abundance of useful hints, tips, tricks, and application of theory to practice. Recommendation of certain items of equipment to better practice standards, also tips for preventing hypothermia. All of the brachycephalic nursing tips were incredibly useful too!”

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Learn in your own time with this fully flexible Advance15TM Course.

This is a general level course suitable for nurses with all levels of experience.  After discussion of background principles of anaesthesia, analgesia and physiology, the course will cover the many aspects of peri-operative care.  The course is aimed to be relevant to the varied caseload in general small animal practice, with case examples and quizzes to help build confidence.

Enjoy unlimited access to your course materials for a full 12 months. Get the help you need to deal effectively with your small animal anaesthesia patients.

Complete the course and get your CPD / CE Certificate for 15 Hours of learning.

Use your new knowledge and skills straight away in your practice.
Revisit your course materials at any time during your 12 months’ access to refresh your knowledge whenever you have a relevant patient.

Session 1: Principles of Anaesthesia

Principles of anaesthesia, legislation and the environmental impact of anaesthesia.
Introduction to physiology for anaesthesia.
Introduction to commonly used drugs for sedation and general anaesthesia.
Discussion of drugs commonly encountered peri-operatively.

Session 2: Perioperative care including pre-operative assessment

Overview of gas supplies, anaesthetic machines, breathing systems and equipment for tracheal intubation.
Perioperative care including pre-operative assessment
Discussion of anaesthetic risk, pre-anaesthetic assessment, care during anaesthesia and the recovery period.

Session 3: Principles of pain and pain assessment

Principles of pain, pain assessment, analgesic drugs and techniques.
Commonly used monitoring devices including pulse oximetry, electrocardiography, capnography, blood pressure and temperature.

Session 4: Anaesthesia considerations

Fluid therapy
Assessment of volume status, types of fluids & blood products, measurement of blood loss during surgery.
Anaesthesia considerations for special cases including neurology, ophthalmology, gut surgery, liver surgery, bronchoscopy, dentistry and brachycephalic patients.

What do Veterinary Nurses Say About this Course?

‘The content was so helpful. Everything was very good.’

‘It has given me more confidence monitoring anaesthetics in practice and given me more knowledge of the different types of drugs used in anaesthesia and their affects..’

‘Really informative course. Being newly qualified I am keen to better my knowledge in this subject. The presentations covers areas all relevant to my role in practice. I like that it especially covered information regarding brachycephlic patients.’

‘Very informative, good handouts and well presented. All of it was a good refresher for me and also helped me get up to date with what other people are doing in practice.’

‘Massively improved my confidence with anaesthesia’


Sarah Gibson BVSc CertVA DipECVAA MRCVS RCVS and EBVS® European Specialist in Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia

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