Anaesthesia for Critical Patients


eCPD Tutorial – unlimited lifetime access!



Course Summary

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.


Course Tutor

Kath Howie VTS (ECC), RVN


Attendance Certificate

This tutorial is worth 90 minutes CPD.


Course Notes

Unfortunately, course notes are not available to accompany this tutorial.

Upon purchase, the tutorial will be immediately available to view from ‘My Courses’ (along with your course notes, if available).  Every eCPD tutorial now comes with lifelong access, so you can view the tutorial as may times as you like, with no time limits!


If you make any personal notes during the tutorial using ‘take notes’, these will be saved, along with your certificate and CPD record for permanent access in ‘My Courses’.



This eCPD tutorial is worth 90 minutes of CPD.


A certificate will be available from the ‘My Courses’ section, for you to download and print, once you have completed the tutorial.  A permanent record of your total CPD hours will also be recorded in your account section.



Kath Howie



Kath worked in a primary care practice through her training and qualified in January 2000. After a few years in practice as a registered nurse she decided to take the step into referral nursing in 2003. After a couple of years gaining experience of nursing intensive care patients and those with complex needs, she moved into emergency practice in 2005. In 2009 she achieved the Veterinary Technician Speciality in Emergency and Critical Care and re- certified in 2014.