Tutored Online CPD

Monitoring Matters (Jan 25)

£205.00 Ex VAT


Start: 
13th January 2025
CPD:    10 hours (UK), 10 points (AUS, NZ) over 4 / 6 weeks
Level:  Intermediate

 

Description

This course is aimed at nurses working in general practice

 

This 4 week tutored course will guide the candidates through the complexities of multiparameter monitoring. After completion of the course, candidates will better understand the effects of anaesthesia on the patient and causes of abnormalities encountered while monitoring anaesthetised patients. They will be able to use hands-on techniques and the multiparameter monitor to detect problems before they become serious, and to differentiate between artefacts and real patient issues to improve the safety of their patients.

 

Week 1

What are we Monitoring and Why?
  • What anaesthesia does to the patient and what we can do about it
  • Monitoring depth of anaesthesia
  • Temperature monitoring

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

 

  • Understand why good monitoring is essential for safe anaesthesia
  • Understand the challenges of monitoring depth of anaesthesia
  • Appreciate the importance of monitoring body temperature and the consequences of hypo- and hyperthermia

Learning materials this week:
(released on Monday morning for on demand learning until the course ends – approximate timings)

  • Pre-recorded tutorial with Colette = 50 minutes
  • Further reading = 60 minutes
  • Forum discussion topic = 10 minutes
  • Multiple choice questions quiz = 10 minutes

Week 2

Monitoring the Respiratory System
  • Capnography
  • Pulse oximetry

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

 

  • Understand the physiology involved in the formation of the capnograph trace
  • Interpret normal and abnormal capnograph traces
  • Understand the physiology behind pulse oximetry, and its limitations
  • Confidently troubleshoot abnormal capnography traces and pulse-oximetry readings

Learning materials this week:
(released on Monday morning for on demand learning until the course ends – approximate timings)

  • Pre-recorded tutorial with Colette = 70 minutes
  • Further reading = 60 minutes
  • Forum discussion topic = 10 minutes
  • Capnogram interpretation quiz = 10 minutes

Week 3

Monitoring the Cardiovascular System
  • Physiology of heart rate and blood pressure control
  • The electrocardiogram
  • Blood pressure monitoring

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

 

  • Understand the causes of heart rate and blood pressure changes during anaesthesia
  • Describe how the electrocardiogram is generated
  • Interpret the electrocardiogram
  • Understand the different techniques for measuring blood pressure
  • Interpret blood pressure readings and understand causes of inaccurate readings

Learning materials this week:
(released on Monday morning for on demand learning until the course ends – approximate timings)

  • Pre-recorded tutorial with Colette = 85 minutes
  • Further reading = 60 minutes
  • Written assignment = 30 minutes (to be submitted before 5pm Friday of week 4)
  • ECG interpretation quiz = 10 minutes

Week 4

Monitoring with Blood Work and Troubleshooting Equipment
  • Blood gas and acid-base
  • Glucose monitoring and other tests
  • Monitor-related artefacts and technical problems

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

 

  • Understand when blood gas analysis is useful
  • Interpret blood gas analyses in the light of the patient’s history and clinical problems
  • Decide when glucose monitoring and other tests during anaesthesia are important
  • Troubleshoot monitor-related issues

Learning materials this week:
(released on Monday morning for on demand learning until the course ends – approximate timings)

  • Pre-recorded tutorial with Colette = 110 minutes
  • Further reading = 20 minutes
  • Forum discussion topic = 10 minutes
  • Multiple choice questions quiz = 10 minutes

 

The course will be fully tutored by Colette Jolliffe, and will consist of 10 hours of CPD given in various formats, including tutorials, tasks, case studies, forum discussions and quizzes.  This course is tutored for 4 weeks, followed by a two week extension of untutored ‘catch up’ time, before the course officially ends.

 

All delegates will then have unlimited lifetime access to the learning material for future reference

53 reviews for Monitoring Matters (Jan 25)

  1. Sara Coley

    Helpful in achieving more of an understanding in using our multi parameter machine and being able to interpret results

    Rated: Introduction level
    (Qualified RVN in general practice <5 years - UK)

  2. Ellie Fitzgerald

    Great!

    Rated: Intermediate level
    (Newly qualified (<2 years) - UK)

  3. Josie McGarry

    Excellent!

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

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Speaker

Colette Jolliffe BVetMed, CertVA, DipECVAA, FRCVS
European and RCVS Recognised Specialist in Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia
Head of Anaesthesia at Anderson Moores Veterinary Specialists

 

Colette qualified from the Royal Veterinary College, University of London in 1996, and worked for four years in small animal general practice. She spent the next two years working in industry during which time she developed an interest in anaesthesia, analgesia and ethics. She started a residency in veterinary anaesthesia at the Animal Health Trust in 2003, gaining the RCVS Certificate in Veterinary Anaesthesia in 2004 and the European Diploma in Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia in 2006. She became Head of Anaesthesia at the Animal Health Trust in 2009 and remained there until the Trust’s closure in 2020. She became a Fellow of the RCVS in 2022 and is now Head of Anaesthesia at Anderson Moores Veterinary Specialists

CPD Hours

This online course is worth 10 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.

AVNAT

Australia and New Zealand 

The Australian Veterinary Nurse and Technician (AVNAT) Regulatory Council has allocated 10 AVNAT CPD points to this continuing education activity.

 

This course is also recognised by the New Zealand Veterinary Nursing Association (NZVNA) as providing 10 CPD points.

 

Information

Upon purchase you will be registered to attend the course, for 4 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 each Monday morning, 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 later that same day.   Furthermore, all the course material 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, but the time spent will count towards your CPD hours

 

After 6 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’

Levels

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:

 

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

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

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

Pawprints

You will earn 205 Pawprint Points (£20.50 website credit) when you purchase this course

 

Our loyalty scheme rewards you with 10% in website credit to spend on future courses.  Choose pay with Pawprint Points during checkout.

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Invoice

Debit or credit card is the preferred payment method

Please ask your practice manager or accounts department to visit the website, register an account in their own name, and during checkout, complete the ‘delegate name’ and ‘delegate email’ sections with your personal details.  We will then register you a personal account on your behalf, and transfer the course booking over to your new personal account.  We will of course email you all the information you need to access this new account and your CPD course.

 

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