When Someone Says it’s Quiet! – Anaesthesia of Emergency Cases (Jul 2022)

£250.00

6 week course (15 hours CPD), starting 4th July 2022

 

Description

This six week course covers advanced anaesthesia and critical care concepts, and is therefore most suitable for experienced nurses working in referral centres, or those taking further qualifications in this field.  The course covers anaesthesia techniques including spirometry, blood gas analysis, invasive blood pressure, mechanical ventilation and ECG interpretation.

 

For nurses in general practice, looking for more routine anaesthesia CPD, these courses may be more suitable:

Multiparameter Monitoring

Practical Anaesthesia

 

Week 1

Preparation and Monitoring of Critical Cases

  • Preparedness
  • Considerations
  • Invasive blood pressure monitoring
  • Blood gas analysis
  • Spirometry

Learning objectives
After completion of this week, participants should be able to:

  • List generalised considerations for preparing to anaesthetise emergency cases
  • How to setup and use invasive blood pressure monitoring and how this relates to oscillometric and doppler techniques
  • Interpret a basic blood gas analysis and outline how this abnormality may have occurred
  • Explain what spirometry is and how it differs from capnography

 

Week 2

Abdominal Surgical Emergencies

  • Gastric dilatation and volvulus
  • Haemoabdomen
  • The acute abdomen
  • Epidural anaesthesia

Learning objectives
After completion of this week, participants should be able to:

  • Understand the physiological disturbances caused by gastric dilatation and volvulus
  • Understand the physiological disturbances caused by haemoabdomen
  • Understand the physiological disturbances caused by the acute abdomen
  • Suggest considerations for these surgeries and list possible complications that may arise during anaesthesia
  • List the total and relative contraindications for epidural anaesthesia

 

Week 3

Thoracic Surgical Emergencies

  • Pyothorax
  • Penetrating injuries
  • Diaphragmatic rupture
  • Mechanical ventilation

Learning objectives
After completion of this week, participants should be able to:

  • Understand the physiological disturbances caused by pyothorax
  • Understand the physiological disturbances caused by a penetrating injury
  • Understand the physiological disturbances caused by diaphragmatic rupture
  • Suggest considerations for these surgeries and list possible complications that may arise during anaesthesia
  • Feel able to safely choose ventilator settings for use during non-emergency surgery

 

Week 4

Caesareans

  • Physiology
  • ASA categorisation
  • Anaesthesia protocols
  • Anaesthesia infusions (TIVA)

Learning objectives
After completion of this week, participants should be able to:

  • Understand the physiological considerations for caesarean section
  • Assign and justify the choice of an ASA category to the caesarean section patient
  • Suggest a safe protocol for caesarean section, with variation based on differing drug availability depending on clinical setting
  • Understand the basis of total intravenous anaesthesia infusions

 

Week 5

What’s happening? What should I do?

  • Hypoxia
  • Hypocapnia
  • Hypotension
  • ECG Abnormalities

Learning objectives
After completion of this week, participants should be able to:

  • List possible causes of, and suggest treatments for hypoxia and hypocapnia
  • List possible causes of hypotension and discuss the physiology of both pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatment options
  • Interpret the most common ECG abnormalities seen and understand how these rhythms will affect the patient, and have an understanding of possible treatment options

 

Week 6

CRASH!

  • Recover CPR guidelines
  • Crash box
  • Basic life support
  • Advanced life support

Learning objectives
After completion of this week, participants should be able to:

  • List the vital components of a crash box
  • Perform safe and effective chest compressions in a variety of patient sizes and conformations.
  • Understand how to monitor the effectiveness of CPR in the clinical setting
  • Interpret the most common ECG rhythms seen during CPR
  • Know what drug treatment options are available during CPR

 

The course will be fully tutored by William McFadzean and will consist of 15 hours of CPD given in various formats, including tutorials, tasks, case scenarios, forum discussions and quizzes.

 

Delegate Feedback from July 2021 course:

  • Great resources - helped me understand acid/bases further
  • By far the best course I've attended!
  • Very clear and informative

For some further information about our Online Tutored CPD courses - please open the guide below:

Will McFadzean

BVetMed, CertAVP(VA), DipECVAA, MRCVS

RCVS AND EUROPEAN SPECIALIST IN VETERINARY ANAESTHESIA AND ANALGESIA, CAVE VETERINARY SPECIALISTS

Will graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in 2010 and then completed an internship in a first opinion hospital in York. He then started a residency in anaesthesia and analgesia at Bristol University in 2014 which he completed in 2016 and finished his residency in 2017.

 

Will joined Cave Veterinary Specialists in 2017 and passed his specialist diploma exam in 2019. Will was made Head of Specialist Services in 2021, leading the anaesthesia and imaging departments.

 

“very informative and detailed lecturer and a very confident presentation”

 

This online course is worth 15 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.

 

Upon purchase you will be registered to attend the course, for 6 weeks from the start date.  The course will consist of various interactive tasks and lessons, including quizzes, case studies, forum discussions and further reading material.

 

The course is fully tutored, with new material will be provided weekly, but the onus will be on the individual delegate to ensure that all tasks are fully complete.  The certificate will only be issued at the end of the course when all tasks have been accomplished.  Fewer CPD hours will be awarded at the the end of the course if there are unfinished tasks or there has been no contribution to the discussion forum, for example.

 

The course is fully flexible, and there are no weekly ‘deadlines’ – the lessons and tasks may be completed whenever is convenient for each delegate, and any live lessons with be recorded and made available in that format.   Furthermore, all the course material (excluding the interactive discussion forum) will be available for a further 2 weeks, to allow delegates the opportunity to catch up on missed lessons and tasks, or to take the opportunity to delve further into the suggested reading texts.  Please note however, that the course will not be tutored by the speaker during these final two weeks.

 

After 8 weeks, the course will be complete and there will be no further opportunity to gain the certificate or CPD hours, however, you will have unlimited lifetime access to the tutorials, further reading and quizzes for future reference.  If you make any personal notes during the course using the ‘take notes’ app, these will be saved, along with your certificate and CPD record for permanent access in ‘My CPD’.

 

For some further information about our Online Tutored CPD courses – please read our PDF guide to Online Tutored CPD

 

“Great resources – helped me understand acid/bases further”

“By far the best course I’ve attended!”

“Very clear and informative”