Anaesthesia

$359.95

Professional Development Course

Non-Accredited

Monitoring Anaesthesia is a large part of the Veterinary Nurse’s job. This subject introduces students to basics of anaesthesia – how to set up, what circuits to pick and when, how the drugs we use affect the body, and why premedication is necessary. Studying the cardiovascular system is also undertaken as part of this subject.

Judging anaesthetic depth and monitoring techniques are discussed, from manual monitoring to equipment such as pulse oximetry, blood pressure, capnography and ECG. Students also learn how to classify ASA statuses, and recognise and respond to anaesthetic complications.

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What topics will we cover?

  • TOPIC 1 – Cardiovascular & Respiratory System
  • TOPIC 2 – Introduction to Anaesthesia
  • TOPIC 5 – Setting Up Equipment for Anaesthesia
  • TOPIC 6 – Premedication & Sedation
  • TOPIC 7 – Induction of General Anaesthesia
  • TOPIC 8 – Endotracheal Intubation
  • TOPIC 9 – Placing Monitoring Equipment
  • TOPIC 10 – Patient Preparation for Anaesthesia
  • TOPIC 11 – Maintaining Anaesthesia & Inhalational Agents
  • TOPIC 12 – Monitoring the Patient: Stages & Planes of Anaesthesia
  • TOPIC 13 – Monitoring the Patient: Manual Monitoring
  • TOPIC 14 – Monitoring the Patient: Equipment Monitoring
  • TOPIC 15 – Recording on Anaesthetic Charts
  • TOPIC 16 – Temperature
  • TOPIC 17 – Intermittent Positive Pressure Ventilation & Ventilators
  • TOPIC 18 – Recovery
  • TOPIC 19 – Special Considerations for Special Patients
  • TOPIC 20 – Anaesthetic Emergencies
  • TOPIC 21 – Local Anaesthesia