Safe Anaesthesia for Brachycephalics

£20.00

 

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Description

Course Summary

Brachycephalic patients are commonly encountered within veterinary practice, and require special consideration for anaesthesia due to the anatomical abnormalities which feature in these breeds. These abnormalities include: stenotic nares, an elongated soft palate, laryngeal collapse, hypoplastic trachea, and laryngeal saccule eversion. These abnormalities have been grouped together into what is known as ‘brachycephalic syndrome’. When anaesthetising these patients careful consideration should be given to anaesthetic agents used, airway management, and analgesia, to ensure safe and smooth anaesthesia.

This 60 minute eCPD tutorial will look at the pre-operative assessment – an important aspect of the patient’s history and clinical examination, how to select the best anaesthetic agents, as well as other vitally important aspects of anaesthesia including fluid therapy, fasting and recovery of these unique breeds.

 

Course Tutor

Louise O'Dwyer MBA, BSc (Hons), VTS (ECC), VTS (Anesthesia/Analgesia), DipAVN (Surgical), DipAVN (Medical), RVN

 

Attendance Certificate

This tutorial is worth 1 hour CPD.

 

Course Notes

Unfortunately course notes are not available with this tutorial

 

Upon purchase, the tutorial will be immediately available to view from ‘My Courses’ (along with your course notes, if available).  The tutorial will be available to view for 7 days, and will be automatically deleted after this time. Please ensure you have watched the tutorial and printed the course notes before your course expires.

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 1 hour 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.

 

 

Louise O’Dwyer

MBA, BSc (Hons), VTS (ECC), VTS (Anesthesia/Analgesia), DipAVN (Surgical), DipAVN (Medical), RVN

CLINICAL SUPPORT MANAGER, VETS NOW

Louise qualified as a Veterinary Nurse in 1999, having previously completed a BSc in Environmental Science. She gained her Diploma in Advanced Veterinary Nursing (Surgical) in 2004, followed by her Diploma in Advanced Veterinary Nursing (Medical) in 2007. She has contributed to numerous journals and has co-authored a book on wound management. She worked as head nurse at Petmedics in Manchester, the largest UK emergency clinic, for nine years, before becoming Clinical Support Manager for Vets Now in 2016. Louise is a double certified Veterinary Technician Specialist in Emergency and Critical Care and Anaesthesia, and is a member of the Academy of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Technicians.

 

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