This 40 minute eCPD tutorial covers the important aspects of patient care during anaesthesia.  Although general anaesthesia can be essential to allows perform diagnostic and surgical procedures be performed patients, it is not without risk. While the anaesthetic recovery period is known to confer the greatest risk in the anaesthetic period, a significant number of complications can still occur in the maintenance phase of anaesthesia. We have a responsibility to ensure that we attempt to maintain a situation under anaesthesia that is as physiologically normal as possible for the patient while also optimising patient safety. If risk factors can be identified for individual patients and management factors during anaesthesia optimised the likelihood for a positive outcome can be increased.

This CPD tutorial is worth 40 minutes towards your RCVS requirements.