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The Difficult Airway TOL OnDemand (Vets)

The Difficult Airway TOL OnDemand (Vets)

Pre-existing respiratory compromise and some conditions like the brachycephalic obstructive airway syndrome can make airway management challenging in small animal anaesthesia. Increased vigilance following premedication and after tracheal extubation is required. 

The first module aims to provide practitioners with the information needed to optimise preparation, equipment, time line and sequence of events during induction of anaesthesia and recovery in those cases. The second module focuses on anaesthetic safety of brachycephalic dogs and on the measures that can be implemented to reduce their risk of death. 


Module 1 - Management of the difficult airway in dogs and cats
Module 2 - Anaesthesia of the brachycephalic dog

Learning Outcomes

After successful completion of this course, you will:

Module 1

  • To be able to identify clinically upper airway obstructions and identify the cases in which airway management could be challenging
  • To discuss the physiology of pre-oxygenation
  • To be familiar with the equipment commonly used in airway management
  • To be familiar with the methods available for supplemental oxygen administration
  • To outline anaesthetic strategies for respiratory obstructions
  • To be able to propose a general management to implement in the clinics

Module 2

  • To know the anatomic features of the Brachycephalic Obstructive Airway Syndrome (BOAS) and understand their consequences in anaesthesia
  • To be able to recognise the critical time points of the anaesthesia of the brachycephalic patient
  • To be able to list the minimum equipment necessary to perform brachycephalic sedation and anaesthesia

What is a TimeOnline OnDemand?

Flexible and accessible online CPD

TimeOnline OnDemand are short online continuing education programs that you can start and finish at a time that suits you.

Created by content matter experts, each OnDemand course gives you access to videos, presentations, notes, supplementary readings and an opportunity to test your knowledge. Succinct and engaging, these courses are designed to fit around your busy life and within your areas of interest. 

Note: Course notes are available online for 90 days after registering.

This course is self-paced and there is no active discussion forum. If you are looking for a short online course with a discussion forum please check out our TimeOnline courses.  

Who should enrol?

This course is designed for qualified veterinarians. Veterinary students are welcome to enrol.

Veterinary nurses with a special interest in the topic are welcome to enrol in this course. Please be aware that the course is designed for qualified veterinarians and you should consider this in light of your knowledge and experience before you register.

Registrant Type Price
Members* $150
Part Time / Recent Graduate / Nurse Member $150
Student Member $150
eMember / Non-Member $300


*Members include: Practice, Professional and Academic members

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Dr Mathieu  Raillard
Mathieu Raillard
Dr Mathieu  Raillard
Mathieu Raillard
Mathieu graduated as a Veterinarian from the University of Bologna in 2010 after an Erasmus training in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and a DVM thesis in Nantes. He completed a rotati...


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