january, 2023

09jan(jan 9)9:00 am03feb(feb 3)5:00 pmMonitoring Matters - how to get the best out of multi-parameter monitoringOnlineCPD Type:Tutored CPDSubject:Anaesthesia & AnalgesiaCPD Hours:10 hoursCost:£200 *Will run when 5 more delegates book

Course Details

This 4 week tutored course will guide the candidates through the complexities of multiparameter monitoring. After completion of the course, candidates will better understand the effects of anaesthesia on the patient and causes of abnormalities encountered while monitoring anaesthetised patients. They will be able to use hands-on techniques and the multiparameter monitor to detect problems before they become serious, and to differentiate between artefacts and real patient issues to improve the safety of their patients.


Week 1

What are we monitoring and why?

What anaesthesia does to the patient and what we can do about it

Monitoring depth of anaesthesia

Temperature monitoring

Learning outcomes

Understand why good monitoring is essential for safe anaesthesia

Understand the challenges of monitoring depth of anaesthesia

Appreciate the importance of monitoring body temperature and the consequences of hypo- and hyperthermia


Week 2

Monitoring the respiratory system


Pulse oximetry

Learning outcomes

Understand the physiology involved in the formation of the capnograph trace

Interpret normal and abnormal capnograph traces

Understand the physiology behind pulse oximetry, and its limitations

Confidently troubleshoot abnormal capnography traces and pulse-oximetry readings


Week 3

Monitoring the cardiovascular system

Physiology of heart rate and blood pressure control

The electrocardiogram

Blood pressure monitoring

Learning outcomes

Understand the causes of heart rate and blood pressure changes during anaesthesia

Describe how the electrocardiogram is generated

Interpret the electrocardiogram

Understand the different techniques for measuring blood pressure

Interpret blood pressure readings and understand causes of inaccurate readings


Week 4

Blood gas monitoring

Glucose monitoring and other tests

Monitor-related artefacts and technical problems

Learning outcomes

Understand when blood gas analysis is useful

Interpret blood gas analyses in the light of the patient’s history and clinical problems

Decide when glucose monitoring and other tests during anaesthesia are important

Troubleshoot monitor-related issues



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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January 9 (Monday) 9:00 am - February 3 (Friday) 5:00 pm




Colette JolliffeBVetMed, CertVA, DipECVAA, MRCVS European and RCVS Recognised Specialist in Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia, Anderson Moores Veterinary Specialists