Monitoring the Anaesthetised Patient

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About the course

The purpose of monitoring our patients under anaesthesia is to warn us of any issues that are developing.  This course will look at the different types of monitoring techniques which we have available to us, how we use them, and what we can do when we detect something is wrong. Topics to be covered include cardiovascular and respiratory monitoring under anaesthesia, along with how to effectively deal with any issues that may arise under anaesthesia, including hypothermia, hypotension and arrhythmias.

Specific areas to be covered

Why we perform ‘hands on’ monitoring techniques

How the different types of monitoring instruments work, what they tell us, and what we can do when things go wrong including:

o   Pulse oximetry

o   Capnography

o   Blood pressure

o   ECGs

o   Temperature


How to deal with issues that arise under anaesthesia including:

o   Hypotension

o   Hypothermia

o   Arrhythmias

o   Hypoxia



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