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Anaesthesia in Practice


  • Subject
  • SpeakerLouise O’Dwyer MBA BSc(Hons) VTS (ECC) VTS (Anesthesia/Analgesia ) DipAVN(Surgical) DipAVN(Medical) RVN
  • Date29/11/2017 - 01/12/2017 - 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • LocationCoventry
  • Price£550 +vat

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Day 1:  Planning Ahead for Anaesthesia

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


Day 2:  Monitoring the Anaesthetised Patient3a

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

The use of fluid therapy in our anaesthesia patients, both pre-operatively, as well as intra-operatively


Day 3: Case-Based Anaesthesia

This day will look at anaesthesia of specific patients, either with specific underlying diseases, e.g. cardiac disease, or specific conditions, e.g. caesarean section. Delegates are encouraged to bring along examples of cases they have struggled with, or feel unsure of, so they can provide the basis of case discussions.

Specific areas to be covered

Anaesthesia of critical patients

Anaesthesia for cardiac disease

Anaesthesia for respiratory disease

Anaesthesia for paediatric patients



This three day course will provide 15 hours of CPD

It will not provide further qualifications or post-nominals

Each of the three days may be booked individually for £200 +vat


  • Date29/11/2017 - 01/12/2017 - 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
  • LocationCoventry
  • Price£550 +vat

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