Planning Ahead for Anaesthesia

Provided by

  • Speciality Nursing
  • Course type Attended
  • Skill level Introduction, Intermediate, Advanced
  • CPD Hours 5

About the course

Event Details

This day course will discuss how we can prepare for anaesthesia to aim for problem free procedures. We will cover how we can look at individual patients and the procedure they are to undergo to identify areas that may cause concern. We will also look at the equipment checks we should perform in order to ensure we don’t run into avoidable problems!
Specific areas to be covered
How to plan for anaesthesia cases including
ASA scoring, breed and procedure related issues
How to correctly check anaesthetic machines
Understand how to correctly select and use endotracheal tubes and breathing systems
Understand the anaesthetic agents we are likely to use, to allow us to best match the individual agent to the patient.
Understand commonly used analgesic agents and know how to effectively perform pain scoring in practice.

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