The goal of every veterinarian is to provide as safe as possible anaesthesia for their patients.
Methodically preparing for anaesthesia minimizes unexpected and potentially catastrophic complications and improves safety of anaesthesia.
Preparing for anaesthesia entails preparing for all four phases of anaesthesia, pre-induction, induction, maintenance and recovery. The clinician has to apply knowledge and skills to make informed decisions and undertake appropriate preparatory steps for each phase.
The aim of this course is to provide participants with an opportunity for refining their knowledge in anaesthesia relevant pharmacology, physiology and pathophysiology, and for advancing their understanding of patient monitoring and managing complications, and ultimately to enable them to enhance quality and safety of anaesthesia.
Overall a good course about an often somewhat neglected subject in daily practice.
Herbert Bruinenberg, 2022 participant
After completing this course, participants will be able to:
- Devise a protocol, appropriate for your practice, for systematic preanaesthetic preparation aimed at minimising risk and optimising safety of anaesthesia
- Inform on inhalation anaesthesia equipment including on use, maintenance, testing, and patient appropriate setting up
- Rationalise the importance of perianesthetic monitoring including the choice of methods of monitoring based on understanding of respective advantages, disadvantages and limitations.
- Competently and confidently manage common peri-anaesthetic complications through application of a systematic approach
- Apply sound understanding of the pharmacology of drugs commonly used for sedation/pre-anaesthetic medication induction and maintenance of anaesthesia to justify anaesthetic drug protocols.
- Rationalise the use of analgesics for pre-emptive analgesia, multimodal analgesia, and balanced anaesthesia.
- Integrate analgesia into the anaesthetic protocols for the surgical patient.
- Anaesthetic equipment - correct use, application, interpretation of inhalation anaesthetic equipment, patient monitoring equipment, management of common complications
- Pharmacology and application of pharmacology in practice
What is Distance Education?
Premium, intensive online veterinary CE
All CVE Distance Education (DE) programs are mentored by leading veterinary experts who will provide individual feedback and advice on completion of the modules. Each module may include written content, technique videos, self-reflections, quizzes and online submission of assignments.
Maximise the opportunity to expand and consolidate your learning by participating in the tutor moderated group discussion forum.
Who should enrol?
This course is suitable for qualified veterinarians.
On completion of this course, participants will earn a Veterinary Anaesthesia & Analgesia micro-credential digital badge. Digital badges are verified credentials that allow earners to easily communicate their skills and qualifications online. A digital badge can be used in email signatures, websites and social media platforms and contains verified metadata describing the qualification and the process required to earn it. Please note: this is not a higher education award and not a qualification recognised under the Australian Qualifications Framework.
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