Anaesthetic Monitoring for Veterinary Nurses

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About the course

Tutored by Denise Prisk DipAVN (Surgical), VTS (Anesthesia & Analgesia), LTCL, LCGI, RVN

Anaesthetic Monitoring for Veterinary Nurses

Monitoring anaesthetised patients is one of the most crucial aspects of a veterinary nurse’s role. This course will be suitable for nurses who wish to update or refresh their knowledge.

Both basic and more advanced methods of monitoring anaesthetised small animal patients will be covered. The periods of induction, intubation and recovery will also be discussed.

Common abnormalities will be covered, e.g. cardiac arrhythmias, hyper and hypocapnia, together with the action that should be taken to address them.

The course explores the following topics:
 Pre-anaesthetic procedures, including analgesia and anaesthetic induction
 Basic monitoring (to include temperature (core and peripheral), pulse, respiration, examination of mucous membranes and reflexes)
 Pulse oximetry
 Arterial blood pressure:
o Non-invasive – Oscillometric, Doppler and HDO (High Definition Oscillometry)
o Invasive
 Central Venous Pressure
 Recovery and the post-operative period
 Case study discussion

Vet CPD: Anaesthetic Monitoring for Veterinary Nurses 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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