Life or Death: Cardiopulmonary Arrest During Surgery Part One

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About the course

This lecture for vet nurses is the first in a two-part series from Louise O'Dwyer and takes an advanced look at cardiopulmonary arrest during surgical procedures and in the immediate postoperative period.  It discusses anesthetic complications and why they occur and examines how to work to minimize risk.  It looks at signs of cardiopulmonary arrest and how to be prepared if it does happen and to confidently react.

Learning Outcomes

  • An understanding of anesthetic complications and how to minimize risk.
  • Understanding of, and confidence in, CPR technique.


Louise O’ Dwyer MBA BSc(Hons) VTS(ECC) DipAVN(Medical, Surgical) RVN

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