Tutored Online CPD

Deeper Plane of Anaesthesia (Sept 2024)

£255.00 Ex VAT


Start: 
2nd September 2024
CPD:    15 hours (UK), 15 points (AUS, NZ) over 6 / 8 weeks
Level:  Intermediate

 

Description

This course is aimed at nurses working in general practice

 

Week 1

Pre-anaesthetic Assessment and Patient Preparation for Anaesthesia
  • Patient preparation
  • ASA status and patient assessment
  • Use of checklists
  • Breathing systems and checks
  • What are the aims of anaesthetic premedication
  • Practical considerations
  • What agents are available

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

 

  • Correctly identify an appropriate breathing system and safe fresh gas flow rates for individual patients
  • Confidently check an anaesthesia machine and breathing system to ensure they are safe to use
  • Have an understanding of the ASA grading system and be able to designate and apply which status is appropriate for their individual patients
  • Identify the benefits of using a peri-anaesthetic checklist and decide whether this can be advocated for their working environment
  • List the reasons for patient premedication and be able to identify practical aspects and factors within the clinic which may affect the efficacy of premedication
  • Identify the most common pharmacological agents used for sedation and anaesthesia

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

  • Pre-recorded tutorial with Rebecca = 40 minutes
  • Further reading = 60 minutes
  • Forum discussion topics = 30 minutes
  • Multiple choice questions quiz = 10 minutes

Week 2

Anaesthetic Monitoring – Neurological and Respiratory System
  • Basic, hands on monitoring (neurological system)
  • Respiratory monitoring
  • Other

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

 

  • Recognise what are normal physiological parameters with regards to the neurological and respiratory systems for individual patients undergoing anaesthesia
  • Name the most common pieces of monitoring equipment for the respiratory system and be able to recognise what is a normal value/trace for each of these pieces
  • Start to develop the skills to apply this knowledge to individual cases within the clinic with use of the available equipment

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

  • Pre-recorded tutorial with Rebecca = 45 minutes
  • Further reading = 60 minutes
  • Forum discussion topics = 20 minutes
  • Multiple choice questions quiz = 10 minutes

Week 3

Anaesthetic Monitoring – Cardiovascular System
  • Cardiovascular monitoring
    • Basic, hands on
    • Blood pressure
    • Pulse oximetry
    • ECG

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

 

  • Recognise what are normal physiological parameters with regards to the cardiovascular system for individual patients undergoing anaesthesia
  • Name the most common pieces of monitoring equipment for the cardiovascular system and be able to recognise what is a normal value/trace for each of these pieces
  • Start to develop the skills to apply this knowledge to individual cases within the clinic with use of the available equipment

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

  • Pre-recorded tutorial with Rebecca = 55 minutes
  • Further reading = 60 minutes
  • Forum discussion topics = 20 minutes
  • Written task (hypotension) = 60 minutes
  • Multiple choice questions quiz = 10 minutes

Week 4

Principles of Perioperative Care including Anaesthetic Recovery
  • Anaesthetic risk
  • Airway management including tracheal intubation
  • Patient positioning
  • Eye care
  • Temperature
  • Fluid therapy
  • Patient recovery

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

 

  • Identify important factors which require attention and care during a patient’s anaesthetic in order to optimise the patient’s peri-anaesthetic experience
  • Accurately calculate fluid rates for individual patients and apply this to their clinical setting, whether this be with use of fluid pumps/syringe drivers or via gravity (calculating a drop rate)
  • List available methods for patient warming, with recognition of the need to counteract patient hypothermia and the potential risks associated with warming device use
  • Recognise the critical importance of patient monitoring during anaesthetic recovery.
  • Describe the potential difficulties that may be encountered during the anaesthetic recovery period

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

  • Pre-recorded tutorial with Rebecca = 60 minutes
  • Further reading = 60 minutes
  • Forum discussion topics = 20 minutes
  • Multiple choice questions quiz = 10 minutes

Week 5

Pain Assessment
  • Importance of pain assessment and management
  • Challenges of pain assessment in veterinary species
  • Pain assessment tools

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

 

  • Recognise the potential difficulties in performing pain assessment in veterinary species.
  • Name a number of pain assessment tools
  • Advocate a pain assessment tool that would be suitable for their working environment
  • Recognise when patients (cats and dogs) are deemed to be painful

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

  • Pre-recorded tutorial with Rebecca = 40 minutes
  • Further reading = 60 minutes
  • Forum discussion topics = 15 minutes
  • Multiple choice questions quiz = 10 minutes

Week 6

Analgesia for Acute Perioperative Pain
  • A brief overview on the pain pathway with introduction to the concepts of multimodal and pre-emptive analgesia
  • Analgesic options, including:
    •  A brief overview of the pharmacological means
    • Non-pharmacological methods

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

 

  • Explain why provision of analgesia is important for patient welfare
  • Describe the concepts of multimodal and pre-emptive analgesia, with emphasis on why these are important for patient analgesia
  • Explain why provision of analgesia is important
  • List potential analgesic options and apply this knowledge to consider appropriate therapeutic plans for individual patients
  • Have an appreciation of the important role that a veterinary nurse can play in providing non-pharmacological methods of analgesia and improving the patient experience

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

  • Pre-recorded tutorial with Rebecca = 55 minutes
  • Further reading = 60 minutes
  • Forum discussion topics = 20 minutes
  • Multiple choice questions quiz = 10 minutes

 

This course will be fully tutored by Becky Robinson and will consist of 15 hours of CPD (15 points for Australia and New Zealand) and will be provided in various formats, including tutorials, tasks, case studies, forum discussions and quizzes.  This course is tutored for 6 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

15 reviews for Deeper Plane of Anaesthesia (Sept 2024)

  1. Imogen B

    Good explanation and resources

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

  2. Ellie D

    I enjoyed this course and I am glad that I chose this. I will be carrying out other courses with excell.

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

  3. Emma K

    Really informative course, a lot of information that can be put into practice

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

  4. Samantha T

    excellent course, really easy to follow. enjoyed doing it and have learnt some good things

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

  5. Michelle N

    Its been a while since a qualified so it was a good fresher.

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

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Speaker

Rebecca Robinson BVSc MVetMed DipECVAA FHEA MRCVS
European and RCVS Recognised Specialist in Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia, Davies Veterinary Specialists

 

Becky graduated from the University of Liverpool in 2008. After a short spell in first opinion small animal practice, she completed a 12 month rotating internship in the Small Animal Teaching Hospital at the University of Liverpool. Upon conclusion of this internship, Becky spent a further 6 months in first opinion practice before embarking on a 3 year residency programme in veterinary anaesthesia and analgesia at the Royal Veterinary College, University of London in 2010. She passed her European Diploma in Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia in 2013 and subsequently became an RCVS Recognised Specialist in Veterinary Anaesthesia.

AVNAT

Australia and New Zealand 

The Australian Veterinary Nurse and Technician (AVNAT) Regulatory Council has allocated 15 AVNAT CPD points to this continuing education activity.

 

This course is also recognised by the New Zealand Veterinary Nursing Association (NZVNA) as providing 15 CPD points.

 

CPD Hours

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.

Information

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 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 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’

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 255 Pawprint Points (£25.50 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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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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