The popular course for anaesthetics and recovery care nurses and operating department practitioners. The three-day programme is an excellent opportunity for theatre professionals to explore current principles in practice. The course is intense but provision will be made to ensure candidates are given every opportunity to develop knowledge and skills.
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Past course delegates, March 2016
Review of cardio-respiratory anatomy and physiology
Principles of anaesthesia
Basics of patient management
Preparing for anaesthesia
Anaesthesia and systemic disease
Anaesthetic drugs -
- Induction agents
- Muscle relaxants
Exploring modes of action, breakdown, excretion
Recovery care - the importance of observation!
Airway and breathing management
- Assessment and monitoring
- Caring for the ventilated patient
- Invasive and non-invasive monitoring
- Arterial blood pressure
- Central venous pressure
Monitoring the ECG -
- Recognising life threatening arrhythmias
Shock - physiological response to stress
Level of consciousness -
Post-operative complications -
- Nausea & vomiting
- Wound drainage
- Urinary output
Hypovolaemia and principles of intravenous therapy - colloids and crystalloid
Pain management including pharmacology and delivery methods
Review of emergencies -
- Cardiac arrest
- Allergic reaction
Legal responsibilities and an overview of current legislation
To understand and explore:
- The principles of anaesthesia and the action of certain anaesthetic drugs
- Principles of recovery care, ABC, shock and LOC
- Potential post-operative complications