Tutored Online CPD

Keep Calm in an Anaesthetic Crisis (Sept 2024)

£255.00 Ex VAT

Confirmed Running
Start: 
30th 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

Principles of Anaesthetising Critical Patients
  • Anaesthetic risk in the compromised patient
  • The importance of patient history and physical examination
  • Diagnostic tests
  • Patient stabilisation
  • Anaesthetic protocol, monitoring and recovery

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

 

  • Understand why critical patients are at an increased anaesthesia and sedation risk
  • Understand that improving patient safety requires a holistic, overall management process, not simply using “the best drug protocol”.  This will include consideration of:
    • What pre-anaesthetic tests may be required and the benefit they offer
    • What pre-anaesthetic stabilisation may be required
  • Recall an introduction into the type of patient monitoring which is required during the peri-anaesthetic period
  • Understand general principles for appropriate anaesthetic drug protocols for the critical patient

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 topic = 15 minutes
  • Multiple choice questions quiz = 10 minutes

Week 2

General Approach to Adverse Events and Introduction to Anaesthetic Complications
  • Near misses and adverse events
  • Minimising adverse events by preparation
  • Checklists and non-technical skills
  • Common anaesthetic complications

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

 

  • Name the three steps necessary for approaching adverse events and discuss why they are important, including methods in which near misses and adverse events can be minimised in practice
  • Understand the role of human factors in patient safety and the value of checklist use in anaesthetic practice
  • Give an overview of what anaesthetist non-technical skills (ANTS) are and be able to begin using them in clinical practice
  • Know the most common anaesthetic complications encountered in small animal practice

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

  • Pre-recorded tutorial with Rebecca = 30 minutes
  • Further reading = 60 minutes
  • Forum discussion topic = 15 minutes
  • Multiple choice questions quiz = 10 minutes

Week 3

Cardiovascular Complications
  • Alterations in heart rate:
    • Bradyarrhythmias
    • Tachyarrhythmias
  • Alterations in blood pressure:
    • Hypotension
    • Hypertension

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

 

  • Recognise abnormal physiological parameters with regards to the cardiovascular system for individual patients undergoing anaesthesia
  • Understand the most common underlying causes for alterations in heart rate (bradyarrhythmias and tachyarrhythmias) during general anaesthesia
  • List some main treatments for the most common arrhythmias which present under general anaesthesia
  • Understand the most common underlying causes for alterations in blood pressure (hypotension and hypertension) during general anaesthesia
  • List some main treatments for the most common blood pressure alterations which present under general anaesthesia
  • Begin 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 topic = 20 minutes
  • Multiple choice questions quiz = 10 minutes

Week 4

Respiratory Complications
  • Alterations in ventilation:
    • Hypoventilation
    • Hyperventilation (including tachypnoea)
    • Apnoea or respiratory arrest
  • Hypoxaemia
  • Respiratory obstruction:
    • Upper respiratory tract
    • Lower respiratory tract
  • Restrictive pulmonary disease
  • Aspiration (and regurgitation)

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

 

  • Recognise what are abnormal physiological parameters with regards to the respiratory system for individual patients undergoing anaesthesia
  • Understand the most common underlying causes for alterations in ventilation, including hypo- and hyperventilation, apnoea and respiratory arrest
  • List the main treatments for the most common changes in ventilation under anaesthesia.
  • Understand the difference between hypoxaemia and hypoxia, listing the potential causes for these and therefore be able to suggest methods to manage these conditions
  • Recognise the clinical signs of respiratory obstruction and restrictive pulmonary disease and describe what steps could be taken to alleviate the underlying problem
  • State why aspiration is a risk under anaesthesia and how to manage a case of gastro-oesophageal reflux in order to minimise patient risk
  • Begin 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 = 50 minutes
  • Further reading = 60 minutes
  • Written task (brachycephalic anaesthesia plan) = 60 minutes
  • Multiple choice questions quiz = 10 minutes

Week 5

‘Other’ Complications
  • Central nervous system:
    • Emergence delirium
    • Post anaesthetic blindness and deafness
  • Thermoregulation:
    • Hypothermia
    • Hyperthermia
  • Anaphylactic and anaphylactoid reactions
  • Embolism

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

 

  • Outline why cats are at particular risk for post anaesthetic blindness and deafness and describe methods which can minimise this risk
  • List available methods for patient warming, with recognition of the need to counteract patient hypothermia and the potential risks associated with warming device use
  • List risk factors associated with peri-operative hyperthermia and discuss steps which can be implemented to manage the hyperthermic patient
  • Recognise if an anaphylactic or anaphylactoid reaction is occurring and be able to suggest steps to manage the situation
  • Understand that embolisms are a rare, but potential complication during anaesthesia and be able to list the clinical signs associated with their occurrence

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 topic = 10 minutes
  • Multiple choice questions quiz = 10 minutes

Week 6

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
  • Detecting cardiopulmonary arrest
  • Basic life support:
    • Chest compressions
    • Tracheal intubation
    • Ventilation
  • Advanced life support
    • Drug therapy
    • Oxygen supplementation
    • Intravenous fluid therapy
    • Correction of electrolyte and metabolic disturbances
    • Defibrillation
  • Monitoring during CPR
  • Post cardiac arrest care

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

 

  • Explain the purpose of cardiopulmonary resuscitation and describe its two main components
  • Recognise when cardiopulmonary resuscitation should be instigated
  • Understand the importance of regular CPR training within the practice team
  • Describe and demonstrate the method for effective chest compressions, tracheal intubation and ventilation during cardiopulmonary resuscitation
  • List what steps can be taken to provide advanced life support during cardiopulmonary resuscitation
  • Know what monitoring tools are recommended for cardiopulmonary resuscitation and be able to interpret the main waveforms that will be seen during a resuscitation event

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

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

 

This course will be fully tutored by Becky Robinson, and will consist of 15 hours of CPD given 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

31 reviews for Keep Calm in an Anaesthetic Crisis (Sept 2024)

  1. Olivia B

    I enjoyed the course it was very informative and helpful

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

  2. Stephanie R

    I have learnt a lot of very useful information in this course, which I will be sharing and implementing with my colleagues

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

  3. Samantha C

    Good refresh and additional learning with good discussions and activity

    Rated: Intermediate level
    (Referral or specialist RVN – UK)

  4. Caroline L

    Very useful further training for when things arent normal

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

  5. Claire R

    Excellent information and tutor guidance. Thoroughly enjoyed the forums! Very interesting to read everyone’s comments and Becky’s feedback.

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

  6. Jessica W

    I have found this course to be very useful in refreshing and enhancing my knowledge of the subject. The information was interesting and well presented and the feedback constructive and helpful. The only point I would make is that I felt pressured to write on the forums as this applied towards my cpd hours but I feel I would still have gained from the course without the pressure as writing on forums is really not something I enjoy.

    Rated: Intermediate / Advanced
    (Referral or specialist RVN – UK)

  7. Georgia T

    Very informative and a good set of notes to use throughout my career

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

  8. Emily R

    I found this course extremely helpful for improving my confidence in anaesthetic emergencies. The course content was interesting and relevant and Becky’s responses to forum posts were always very detailed and helpful.

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

  9. Kayleigh H

    A really good course and i like that we can save the notes and that it makes you get involved with the forum and assignment request. The tutors feedback is really helpful too.

    Rated: Introduction / Intermediate
    (Referral or specialist RVN – UK)

  10. Clerinda L

    This is my first Excel CPD Course but definitely not my last! The coursework structure interface is easy to understand and use. I loved the access to the further reading and forum questions, it’s an excellent community!

    Rated: Intermediate / Advanced level
    (Referral or specialist RVN – AUS)

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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.

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.

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.

 

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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Invoice

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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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