Anaesthetising critically ill patients can present a challenge to even the most experienced nurses.  Careful planning, assessment, and stabilisation, along with good communication with the vet may optimise the chance of a successful outcome.  This 50 minute eCPD tutorial will discuss all aspects of assessment and stabilisation, with emphasis on the nurse’s role, including:

  • Assessment
  • Preparation
  • Cardiovascular stabilisation
  • Fluid therapy (including fluid balance, type available and monitoring the efficacy)
  • Respiratory stabilisation
  • Other stabilisation, including analgesia and body temperature

This CPD tutorial is worth 50 minutes towards your RCVS requirements.