There is no such thing as risk-free anesthesia in any patient, however, critically ill patients present unique challenges. This 90 minute online tutorial discusses pre-anesthesia assessment and stabilization of the major body systems, looks at the medications that are used, and the common side effects as well as discussing the monitoring equipment we have available and common abnormalities and how to address them. The recovery period is discussed alongside nursing-specific considerations for these patients.
Kath Howie VTS (ECC), RVN
This tutorial is worth 90 minutes CPD.
Unfortunately, course notes are not available to accompany this tutorial.