Week 1
Preparation, Priorities and Checklists

  • Patient safety
  • The anaesthesia plan and patient priorities
  • Preparation and checklists

Learning objectives
After completion of this week, participants should be able to:

  • Understand how preparation and use of checklists improve patient safety
  • Be able to prepare individual anaesthesia plans for sick patients and/or complex procedures
  • Understand how to prioritise important considerations
  • Understand how to prepare the patient and equipment to minimise harmful delays and mistakes
  • Be able to construct and use relevant patient safety checklists.

 

Week 2
Ventilation, Capnography and Neuromuscular Blockade

  • Physiology of spontaneous and controlled ventilation
  • Ventilators
  • Capnography
  • Neuromuscular blockade

Learning objectives
After completion of this week, participants should be able to:

  • Understand in which situations it is appropriate to use controlled ventilation
  • Understand how to set up a ventilator and what all the buttons do!
  • Understand the physiology and technology of capnography
  • Understand how to interpret different capnograph traces
  • Understand how to use and monitor neuromuscular blocking drugs

 

Week 3
Advanced Monitoring and Cardiovascular Support

  • Physiology of heart rate and blood pressure
  • The electrocardiogram
  • Measuring blood pressure
  • Treating hypotension and arrhythmias

Learning objectives
After completion of this week, participants should be able to:

  • Have a better understanding of ECG interpretation and when to worry
  • Understand how to interpret blood pressure measurements
  • Understand when and how to treat common arrhythmias
  • Understand different ways of treating hypotension

 

Week 4
Perioperative Analgesia

  • Analgesic drugs in the peri-anaesthetic period
  • Multimodal analgesia
  • Analgesic infusions
    Using local anaesthetic techniques

Learning objectives
After completion of this week, participants should be able to:

  • Have an understanding of the pharmacology of analgesic drugs
  • Understand which drugs are useful in which situations
  • Be able to select and prepare analgesic drugs for intravenous infusions
  • Understand and select appropriate local anaesthetic techniques for different procedures

 

The course will be fully tutored by Colette Jolliffe and will consist of 10 hours of CPD given in various formats, including tutorials, tasks, case studies, forum discussions and quizzes.

 

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