Anaesthesia Refresher Course

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About the course

This course covers the basics of veterinary anaesthesia and will be suitable for anyone who wants to refresh their knowledge – those returning to work after a break, final year students who are preparing for their exams, clinical coaches helping students with anaesthesia, or anyone who needs a reminder concerning current practice. The course covers all the information needed to perform routine anaesthesia, from admittance to discharge of the patient. There will be a section on basic physiology of anaesthesia, as a means of introducing the topic. Different types of equipment, breathing systems and scavenging will be discussed, as will the use of intravenous fluids. Analgesic techniques such as constant rate infusions and the use of local anaesthesia will also be covered.

Modules:

  • Patient preparation
  • Anaesthetic equipment
  • Anaesthetic and analgesic drugs
  • Induction and maintenance of anaesthesia, including basic monitoring
  • Supportive therapy
  • Recovery and post-operative care

There are six modules, each module featuring a recorded webinar, notes and case studies (maybe don’t say ‘clinical cases’ as the case studies to do with equipment and fluids are not necessarily clinical, per se).

Vet CPD: Anaesthesia Refresher Course, with Denise Prisk

Vet CPD Online Tutored Courses take approximately 8 hours to complete and can be completed at your own pace and at any time over the course’s 3-week period. There are downloadable course notes and clinical cases to work through, plus – what makes our courses unique – a busy clinical forum where questions and answers are posted and where delegates have access to the instructor for the duration of the course. This always generates some lively discussions and the idea that no one should leave a course with any unanswered questions.

At the end of the course there is a final exam plus a Certificate of Completion for your CPD records.

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