Practical Anaesthesia

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Flexi CPD – unlimited lifetime access!



This flexi CPD course will cover all aspects of anaesthesia from induction to recovery, and is specifically aimed at nurses in general practice.


Lesson 1:  Pre-anaesthetic Considerations

  • Equipment selection
  • Pre-anaesthetic checks
  • Premedications
  • Pain assessment and analgesia

Lesson 2:  Anaesthetic Induction and Maintenance

  • Induction agents
  • Monitoring during induction
  • Anaesthetic agents

Lesson 3:  Monitoring Anaesthesia

  • Common monitoring equipment
  • Capnography
  • Troubleshooting problems

Lesson 4:  Patient Considerations

  • Individual patient assessments
  • Patient specific care plans
  • Warming devices
  • Case studies

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).

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Louise Dale

VTS (Anesthesia & Analgesia), A1 Assessor, RVN


Louise qualified as a RVN in 2002 with the PDSA in Batley Leeds.  She then worked in mixed practice for a while before returning to small animals at Oakbeck veterinary Hospital in Harrogate.  Louise then took on a Head Nurse position at Ashland’s Veterinary Centre in Ilkley, where she stayed for 4 years and became an A1 Assessor, completed a supervisory certificate and gained a certificate in animal behaviour.


In 2007, Louise started teaching at Rotherham College as a lecturer in animal care where she completed a level 4 qualification in PTTLS.  In 2009 Louise accepted the full time post of senior surgical nurse at Liverpool University.  Louise completed an NVQ level 3 in Leadership and Management and also her VTS qualification in Anaesthesia and Analgesia.


Louise manages a team of eight theatre staff and organises the day to day running of the theatre at Leahurst Small Animal Teaching Hospital.  Louise thoroughly enjoys her role and has a keen interest in surgical and anaesthesia nursing.

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.


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.


Upon purchase you will be immediately registered to attend the course, with unlimited lifetime access.  The course will consist of four lessons, where each lesson 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 lesson of 2 hours each week, however you may also opt to do the whole course in one sitting, or log in for 5 minutes once a month – it is entirely your decision.  This type of course is perfect if you are self driven and can motivate yourself to learn independently – if you prefer more structured courses, then please have a look at our online tutored courses instead.


The certificate will be automatically issued when all the lessons have been completed.  Unfortunately, fewer CPD hours cannot be awarded if you do not complete all the tasks.


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

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 20 years!


However, we feel this course may be more suitable for the following professionals:

  • Recently qualified nurses
  • Qualified nurses in general practice
  • Experienced nurses looking for a refresher course
  • Referral nurses looking for a refresher course