Anaesthesia Course

Written & Presented by: TBC

8 hours CPD

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Course Overview

 

The structure of this course has been designed to provide an overview of veterinary anaesthesia. The course has been divided into 6 modules. The overall duration of the course will be roughly 8 hours, providing 8 hours of CPD.

  1. Premedication and sedation

  2. Monitoring and maintenance

  3. Common anaesthetic emergencies

  4. Analgesia

  5. Nerve blocks

  6. Specific case examples

For the learning objectives and for more information on each module, read below.


Module 1: Premedication and sedation

 

Learning Objectives and Module Content: 

 

  • Understand the pharmacology of the most commonly used drugs for premedication and sedation.

  • Discuss indications and contraindications for various premedication and sedation protocols.

 

Module 2: Monitoring and Maintenance

 

Learning Objectives and Module Content: 

 

  • Understand the pharmacology of the inhalational anaesthetic agents available for use in practice, and how this determines use in various circumstances.

  • Understand how electronic monitoring systems are used during anaesthesia in a healthy patient, and be able to interpret the information they provide.

  • Appreciate how electronic monitoring systems may be used to monitor vital functions in sick animals, and be able to interpret the information they provide.

  • Understand the pharmacology and clinical use of the most commonly used intravenous anaesthetic drugs, and their use in total intravenous techniques.

Module 3:  Common anaesthetic emergencies

Learning Objectives and Module Content: 

  • Recognise and be able to deal with the most common anaesthetic emergencies.

  • Appreciate the advantages and disadvantages of intermittent positive pressure ventilation, and how this may be delivered.

Module 4: Analgesia

Learning Objectives and Module Content: 

  • Understand the pharmacology and clinical use of analgesic drugs (opioids, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatories, local anaesthetic agents) including the indications and contraindications of the most commonly used drugs.

Module 5: Nerve Blocks

 

Learning Objectives and Module Content: 

 

  •  Understand when and how to use the most commonly performed regional nerve blocks to provide analgesia pre and postoperatively.

Module 6: Specific case examples

Learning Objectives and Module Content: 

  • Be able to appropriately modify anaesthesia in light of key factors which may influence a patient’s anaesthetic.

  • Examples of how to apply appropriate anaesthesia for specific clinical situations, e.g paediatric and geriatric anaesthesia, brachycephalic cases, caesarean section, ocular surgery etc


Following the 6 modules, there is a final MCQ exam to gain CPD certificate.

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