ADN113 – Advance 15 – Anaesthesia

£447.00 (+VAT)

This course commences on Monday 3rd June 2024, with the last session taking place on Thursday 27th June 2024. The forum will remain open for two weeks after the last session.

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Advance15TM Courses help you to develop your knowledge and clinical skills in a defined area of small animal practice. These fully flexible online courses include tutor support and interaction via an interactive discussion forum you can ask questions and join the discussion at any time, wherever you are in the world. There are no ‘real time’ sessions that you need to be available for, so this course is suitable for you whatever your time zone. All of your course materials are all recorded, and you have full access for a 12 month period. The course runs for a four week period, and you’ll get tutor support for a further 2 weeks in case you need to catch up. After that, you’ll still have full access although the tutor support will end. Complete your learning and get your CPD Certificate for 15 Hours of CPD.

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.  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.

Week 1

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

Week 2

  • Equipment
  • 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.

Week 3

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

Week 4

  • 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.

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Tutor : Sarah Gibson BVSc CertVA DipECVAA MRCVS RCVS andEBVS® European Specialist in Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia

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