january, 2022

31jan(jan 31)9:00 am25feb(feb 25)5:00 pmPractical AnaesthesiaOnlineCPD Type:Tutored CPDSubject:Anaesthesia & AnalgesiaCPD Hours:10 hoursCost:£200 *Will run when 2 more delegates book

Course Details

This 4 week course will cover all aspects of anaesthesia from induction to recovery, and will be specifically aimed at nurses in general practice.


Week 1

Pre-Anaesthetic Considerations

Equipment selection

Pre-anaesthetic checks


Pain assessment and analgesia


Learning Outcomes
By the end of the week delegates will be able to:

Will be able to confidently select an appropriate breathing system and calculate fresh gas flow rates

Confidently check an anaesthetic machine and leak test the breathing system

Understand the ASA grading system

Understand the benefits of a pre-surgical checklist

Understand the principles of preparing for an anaesthetic

Understand the principles of auscultation of the thorax

Identify the benefits of premedication

Will be able to select and understand the most common pharmacological agents used for premedication and their physiological effects

Recognise the importance of pain assessment and management

Understand the pain pathway and its significance

Identify common analgesia agents and their pharmacological and physiological effects



Week 2

Anaesthetic Induction and Maintenance

Induction agents

Monitoring during induction

Anaesthetic agents


Learning Outcomes
By the end of the second week, delegates will be able to:

Understand how to safely prepare for an induction of anaesthesia

Identify common induction agents and the pharmacological effects

Select appropriate monitoring equipment to identify any potential concerns during induction

Identify the various anaesthetic agents available and their pharmacological effects

Recognise normal physiological parameters in relation to the cardiovascular system for individual patients

Will start to develop the skills to apply this knowledge to individual cases



Week 3

Monitoring Anaesthesia

Common monitoring equipment


Troubleshooting problems


Learning Outcomes
By the end of the third week, delegates will be able to:

Will be able to name and use the most common monitoring equipment for the cardiovascular system and recognise what is a normal value / trace

Recognise abnormal / false / concerning parameters and understand what action may be required to correct them



Week 4

Patient Considerations

Individual patient assessments

Patient specific care plans

Warming devices

Case studies


Learning Outcomes
By the end of the fourth week, delegates will be able to:

Will start to develop the skills to apply individual patient assessment to develop an appropriate anaesthetic care plan for specific cases, including various ASA grades of patients.

Develop skills to apply this knowledge to individual cases within the clinic and use of available equipment in order to optimise the patient’s anaesthetic and reduce any associated risks.

Identify warming devices, their importance and advantages and disadvantages

Will be able to discuss anaesthetic plans for specific patients, detailing considerations from the pre-anaesthetic check to recovery



The course will be fully tutored by Louise Dale, 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 31 (Monday) 9:00 am - February 25 (Friday) 5:00 pm




Louise DaleRVN, A1 Assessor, VTS (Anesthesia & Analgesia) Head Theatre Nurse, Liverpool Vet School