Flexi Online CPD

Anaesthetic Complications and Emergencies – Flexi CPD

£155.00 Ex VAT

Type:  Flexi CPD (converted from a tutored course)
Start:  On-demand / Unlimited Lifetime Access
CPD:    8 hours (UK), 8 points (AUS, NZ)
Level:  Intermediate



This CPD course is aimed at vet nurses in general practice


This flexi online CPD course will cover all aspects of preventing, identifying and treating many anaesthetic complications and emergencies including cardiovascular emergencies such as hypotension, hypovolaemia, haemorrhage, arrhythmias and hypoxaemia.  We will also discuss difficult intubations, respiratory complications, hypothermia, hyperthermia, anaphylaxis and regurgitation.  Additionally, we will cover management of cardiopulmonary arrests and instigation of effective cardiopulmonary resuscitation.



Anaesthetic Complications and Emergencies
  • Module 1:  Brachycephalics and Regurgitation
  • Module 2:  Cardiovascular Complications – Tachycardia, Bradycardia and Arrhythmias
  • Module 3:  Cardiovascular Complications – Hypotension and Haemorrhage
  • Module 4:  Respiratory Complications and CPR

The course will be available immediately following purchase, with unlimited lifetime access and will provide a total of 8 hours of CPD (UK), or 8 points (Australia and New Zealand).

Release date:  Oct 2021 (converted from a tutored course)

10 reviews for Anaesthetic Complications and Emergencies – Flexi CPD

  1. Robyn Triplow

    Very thorough and comprehensive course content for RVNs, with an engaging speaker who explains her slide notes, rather than just reading them! A great selection of further reading provided as well.

    Rated: Introduction / Intermediate / Advanced
    (Qualified RVN in general practice >5 years – UK)

  2. Carla Green

    Good refresher

  3. Tamsin Keeling

    A good helpful and informative course.

    Rated: Introduction / Intermediate level
    (Referral or specialist RVN – UK)

  4. Gemma Gormley

    The course is very user friendly and broken up into manageable modules. The lectures are very informative with good explanations.

    Rated: Intermediate level
    (Referral or specialist RVN – UK)

  5. cammi brown-nolan

    Good informative course, i liked the quizzes at the end of each module to help consolidate learning

    Rated: Intermediate level

  6. Bethan Long

    Great course. Combination of refresher on basics and more in depth information on subjects. Extra reading material good quality.

    Rated: Introduction / Intermediate level

  7. Sam Tidey

    Concise and well presented information

  8. Jodie Henry

    Amazing! Emma is super knowledgeable and the lectures are very detailed. I really liked that you were quizzed at the end of each lecture and given additional resources. The course being ‘flexi’ is also really great when you have a busy life!

  9. Laura Mills

    Excellent! Really easy to fit around working as bitesize learning, hence I’ve stuck with Excel for 2 years now for CPD as covers a wide range of topics

  10. Ruth Craig

    I felt this course was extremely helpful, I have always struggled to understand ECGs and capnography in depth which is why I decided to do this course, I found it very interesting and will use the information I have learned in everyday practice.

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Emma Archer DipAVN(Surg), VTS (Anesthesia/Analgesia), RVN
Retired Anaesthesia Nurse


Emma qualified as a veterinary nurse in 2001 and spent a further year in general practice before joining The Animal Health Trust in 2002. She gained the Diploma in Advanced Nursing (Surgical) in 2006 and later passed the Veterinary Technician Specialist in Anaesthesia exams (VTS Anaesthesia/Analgesia) and she is also a member of Academy of Veterinary Technician Anesthetists (AVTA). Emma worked as a locum anaesthesia nurse at Cambridge Veterinary School, for several years, where her interests were in anaesthesia, analgesia, critical care and teaching.  Emma retired from the profession in 2021.


Upon purchase you will be immediately registered to attend the course, with unlimited lifetime access.  The course will consist of four modules, where each module provides 2 hours of CPD, in the form of a tutorial, a quiz and also a selection of further reading journals, articles or book chapters.


The course is completely flexible, where all the learning resources are provided immediately – it is designed for you to complete one module per week, but it is completely up to you, how and when you decide to complete the course. You have unlimited lifetime access to all the supportive learning materials, and once you have completed the whole course, a certificate will be automatically generated.


Looking for some further information? – please have a look at our Flexi Online CPD Courses – PDF Guide


Australia and New Zealand 

The Australian Veterinary Nurse and Technician (AVNAT) Regulatory Council has allocated 8 AVNAT CPD points to this continuing education activity.


This course is also recognised by the New Zealand Veterinary Nursing Association (NZVNA) as providing 8 CPD points.


CPD Hours

This online course is worth 8 hours of CPD.


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


This course has been listed as ‘Intermediate’ level


All of our courses are aimed at veterinary nurses in general practice, but everyone who works in the veterinary profession is very welcome to attend, whether you are a clinical receptionist, veterinary surgeon, student nurse or have been a qualified nurse for over 20 years!


The courses are not formally assessed for skill level, so the following CPD levels are just a rough guide to help you decide if a course may be more or less suitable:


– maybe most suitable for qualified nurses in general practice approaching a new topic or looking for a refresher course

– maybe most suitable for qualified nurses in general practice along with referral / specialist nurses looking for a refresher course

– maybe most suitable for referral / specialist nurses and highly experienced qualified nurses in general practice


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