Anaesthesia and Analgesia

Peri-Operative Feeding – Online Vet Nurse CPD

This 60 minute online Vet Nurse CPD discusses protocols for feeding prior to anaesthetics procedures, and why we instigate these.  It discusses  gastric emptying times and the effects of various types of diet.  Post-operative feeding looks at feeding those cases … Continue reading

Small Mammal Anaesthesia – Online Vet Nurse CPD

 

Historically anaesthesia has been high risk in rodents and rabbits. However, careful patient evaluation and correct care of the patient before, during and after the anaesthetic will enable much greater success rates, and hence a greater … Continue reading

Paediatric Anaesthesia – Online Vet Nurse CPD

Paediatric patients, especially those in the neonatal stage, present a unique challenge to the anaesthetist. Organ systems are continually maturing throughout the first several months of life and can be impacted by a variety of factors. Understanding … Continue reading

Paediatric Anaesthesia with Notes – Online Vet Nurse CPD

This webcast includes printable course notes.

Paediatric patients, especially those in the neonatal stage, present a unique challenge to the anaesthetist. Organ systems are continually maturing throughout the first several months of life and can … Continue reading

Safe Anaesthesia for Brachycephalics- Online Vet Nurse CPD

Brachycephalic patients are commonly encountered within veterinary practice, and require special consideration for anaesthesia due to the anatomical abnormalities which feature in these breeds. These abnormalities include: stenotic nares, an elongated soft palate, laryngeal collapse, hypoplastic trachea, and … Continue reading

Post Anaesthesia High Dependency Nursing with Notes – Online Vet Nurse CPD

This webcast includes printable course notes.

The successful management of the post-operative, emergency and critically ill patient is dependent on numerous factors including the training and skills of personnel and the readiness of the facility. 

This … Continue reading

Post Anaesthesia High Dependency Nursing – Online Vet Nurse CPD

 

The successful management of the post-operative, emergency and critically ill patient is dependent on numerous factors including the training and skills of personnel and the readiness of the facility.

This 60 minute online vet … Continue reading

Anaesthesia for Geriatric Patients – Online Vet Nurse CPD

This 60 minute online vet nurse CPD discusses the physiology and pharmacology of anaesthetic drugs relevant to old age, along with the monitoring, supportive care and recovery from anaesthesia in the geriatric patient. 

With improving standards of veterinary care, … Continue reading

Anaesthesia for the Acute Abdomen – Online Vet Nurse CPD

This 60 minute online vet nurse CPD will, with the aid of a case study, discuss all aspects of anaesthesia for the acute abdomen including causes, patient preparation and stabilisation, monitoring, nursing support and recovery from anaesthesia. 

The acute … Continue reading

Local Anaesthesia and Regional Nerve Blocks – Online Vet Nurse CPD

This 30 minute online vet nurse CPD discusses the different ways of administering local anaesthetics, encouraging you to utilise them regularly.

Providing adequate analgesia is crucial for patients in pain or undergoing painful procedures.  Local anaesthetics are often under-utilised in … Continue reading

Local Anaesthesia of the Thoracic Limb – Free Online Vet Nurse CPD

 

 

 

Mary Barker BSc (Hons) RVN, Royal Veterinary College

 

 

Preventing Anaesthetic Emergencies with Notes – Online Vet Nurse CPD

This webcast includes printable course notes.

This 20 minute online vet nurse CPD will examine monitoring, normal parameters, drugs, higher risk patients and recovery.

Anaesthetic emergencies will always appear despite the best preparation and monitoring. The key to handling them … Continue reading

Preventing Anaesthetic Emergencies – Online Vet Nurse CPD

This 20 minute online vet nurse CPD will examine monitoring, normal parameters, drugs, higher risk patients and recovery.

Anaesthetic emergencies will always appear despite the best preparation and monitoring. The key to handling them correctly is to identify and manage … Continue reading

Anaesthetic Breathing Systems with Notes – Online Vet Nurse CPD

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This 20 minute online vet nurse CPD examines the many different types of breathing systems, considers how they function and the advantages and disadvantages of using them.

Veterinary nurses are typically the primary anaesthetist … Continue reading

Anaesthetic Breathing Systems – Online Vet Nurse CPD

This 20 minute online vet nurse CPD examines the many different types of breathing systems, considers how they function and the advantages and disadvantages of using them.

Veterinary nurses are typically the primary anaesthetist during the preparation and monitoring stages … Continue reading

Acid Base and Blood Gas Analysis – Online Vet Nurse CPD

This 60 mininute online vet nurse CPD discusses how acid base and blood gas analyses are frequently used in the veterinary hospital to aid diagnosis, monitor therapy, and assess ventilation and oxygenation. This tutorial will cover the fundamentals of interpretation … Continue reading

Acid Base and Blood Gas Analysis with Notes – Online Vet Nurse CPD

This webcast includes printable course notes.

This 60 mininute online vet nurse CPD discusses how acid base and blood gas analyses are frequently used in the veterinary hospital to aid diagnosis, monitor therapy, and assess ventilation and oxygenation. This tutorial … Continue reading

Oxygen Therapy – Online Vet Nurse CPD

There are many conditions where a patient may require supplemented oxygen, for example, dyspnoea, shock, sepsis, SIRs and head trauma.

This 45 minute online vet nurse CPD tutorial will cover:

Definitions and causes for hypoxaemia and hypoxia. Methods of oxygen … Continue reading

Oxygen Therapy with Notes – Online Vet Nurse CPD

This webcast includes printable course notes.

There are many conditions where a patient may require supplemented oxygen, for example, dyspnoea, shock, sepsis, SIRs and head trauma.

This 45 minute online vet nurse CPD tutorial will cover:

Definitions and causes for … Continue reading

Staying Alive – What’s New in CPR? with Notes – Online Vet Nurse CPD

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This 60 minute online vet nurse CPD will review the latest RECOVER Veterinary CPR recommendations and will look how these guidelines can be applied practically in the ‘crash’ situation. Veterinary CPR has seen many … Continue reading

Staying Alive – What’s New in CPR? – Online Vet Nurse CPD

This 60 minute online vet nurse CPD will review the latest RECOVER Veterinary CPR recommendations and will look how these guidelines can be applied practically in the ‘crash’ situation. Veterinary CPR has seen many changes over the past 12 months, … Continue reading

Pain Physiology and Assessment in Small Animals with Notes – Online Vet Nurse CPD

This webcast includes printable course notes.

Veterinary nurses play a large role in recognising and assessing pain.  In order for nurses to have an effective role in pain management and analgesia it is vital to have an understanding of the … Continue reading

Pain Physiology and Assessment in Small Animals – Online Vet Nurse CPD

Veterinary nurses play a large role in recognising and assessing pain.  In order for nurses to have an effective role in pain management and analgesia it is vital to have an understanding of the pathophysiology of pain, the signs of … Continue reading

Analgesia Options for Small Animals with Notes- Online Vet Nurse CPD

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This 60 minute online vet nurse CPD course will discuss an understanding of the pharmacology of analgesic drugs such as opioids, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and less commonly used drugs such as ketamine and alpha-2 … Continue reading

Analgesia Options for Small Animals – Online Vet Nurse CPD

This 60 minute online vet nurse CPD course will discuss an understanding of the pharmacology of analgesic drugs such as opioids, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and less commonly used drugs such as ketamine and alpha-2 agonists, along with different techniques for … Continue reading

Getting to Grips with Jugular Catheters with Notes – Online Vet Nurse CPD

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This 30 minute online vet nurse CPD course outlines the uses, complications and contraindications of jugular catheter placement. It looks at the correct catheter selection and discusses patient preparation whilst going into detail about … Continue reading

Getting to Grips with Jugular Catheters – Online Vet Nurse CPD

This 30 minute online vet nurse CPD course outlines the uses, complications and contraindications of jugular catheter placement. It looks at the correct catheter selection and discusses patient preparation whilst going into detail about placement using the Modified Seldinger technique. … Continue reading

Pulse Oximetry – Optimising its use in Practice – Online Vet Nurse CPD

This 30 minute online vet nurse CPD course aims to discuss the pulse oximeter and its use in small animal practice. We discuss how the monitors work and how we can use the information we are given, including the limitations … Continue reading

Anaesthetic Circuits – Safe Selection and Use with Notes – Online Vet Nurse CPD

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This 60 minute webcast will talk you through important terminology and physiology related to anaesthetic circuits, before examining the different types of anaesthetic circuits and how to calculate fresh gas flow rates for each … Continue reading

Anaesthetic Circuits – Safe Selection and Use – Online Vet Nurse CPD

This 60 minute webcast will talk you through important terminology and physiology related to anaesthetic circuits, before examining the different types of anaesthetic circuits and how to calculate fresh gas flow rates for each type.

Safe selection & use of … Continue reading

Anaesthetic Equipment: Safety Checks with FREE course notes Online Vet Nurse CPD

This webcast includes printable course notes – safety checklist for anaesthetic equipment.

This 30 minute webcast will, with the use of videos, discuss and demonstrate how to check anaesthetic machines and circuits prior to use and discuss the preparation of … Continue reading

How to Identify and Cope with Cardiac Concerns in Anaesthesia – Online Vet Nurse CPD

This 30 minute online vet nurse CPD course discusses some of the more common problems that the nurse might see when a patient is anaesthetized, why it might happen, and how to monitor the patient. A few case examples are … Continue reading

Understanding Neuromuscular Blockade with Course Notes – Online Vet Nurse CPD

This webcast includes printable course notes.

With more and more vets specialising in specific areas of veterinary surgery, many more of us are using neuromuscular blocking agents (NMBAs).  Using NMBAs during anaesthesia can seem very scary, and it is is … Continue reading

Understanding Neuromuscular Blockade – Online Vet Nurse CPD

With more and more vets specialising in specific areas of veterinary surgery, many more of us are using neuromuscular blocking agents (NMBAs).  Using NMBAs during anaesthesia can seem very scary, and it is is crucial that those of you who … Continue reading

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) – An Update – Online Vet Nurse CPD

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is a technique utilised to reverse cardiopulmonary arrest. This 60 minute online vet nurse CPD tutorial provides a review of how to perform effective CPR. Recent veterinary and human literature is examined to provide some suggested guidelines … Continue reading

Anaesthetic Monitoring Equipment Troubleshooting – Online Vet Nurse CPD

Do you have a multi-parameter anaesthetic monitor but not sure when to trust the values or how to use it?  This 30 minute online CPD tutorial covers all aspects of equipment troubleshooting, working through problems logically, in order to problem … Continue reading

Respiratory Monitoring under Anaesthesia – Online Vet Nurse CPD

With capnography becoming more widely used, many veterinary nurses are faced with having to use and interpret the complex and sometimes confusing waveforms produced.  This 30 minute online CPD tutorial discusses all aspects of monitoring the respiratory system from basic observations to … Continue reading

Cardiovascular Monitoring under Anaesthesia – Online Vet Nurse CPD

This 60 minute online CPD tutorial covers all aspects of cardiovascular monitoring under anaesthesia, from basic hands-on techniques to the use of more complex monitoring equipment, including electrocardiography, blood pressure monitoring and pulse oximetry.  The talk encourages you to use a combination … Continue reading

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