Professional Development Course
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.
Want a wee little taste of what you’ll learn? Read our articles on Patient Warming during Anaesthesia or Changing Soda Lime: When should it be changed.