CPD – MS114 – Essentials of Anaesthesia Mini Series
MS114 – Essentials of Anaesthesia Mini Series
12 months access to recordings and course materials is included. Please note that these are webinar recordings and not live events. Full details on how to access the Mini Series will be emailed to you.
- Join Carl Bradbrook BVSc CertVA DipECVAA MRCVS for three 2-hour online sessions and discover everything you need to know about anaesthesia in small animal practice
- Comprehensive notes to downloaded
- Self-assessment quizzes to ‘release’ your 8 hours CPD certification (don’t worry, you can take them more than once if you don’t quite hit the mark first time)
- A whole year’s access to recorded sessions for reviewing key points
- Superb value for money – learn without travelling
- Watch the recordings on your iPad!
- This Mini Series was originally broadcast in August 2016
Anaesthetic Equipment, Drugs and Sedation Update
In the first session in this series we will focus on updating on new pieces of anaesthetic equipment that may be useful in practice, looking at practical tips to allow you to make effective use of them. Newly available drugs along with new uses for old drugs will also be discussed. This section will be focused towards incorporating these into current practice protocols to provide you with a more wide variety of analgesic and anaesthetic drugs.
What you’ll learn:
- What new pieces of equipment are available that will aid in improving anaesthetic safety in your practice
- The drugs that you have used in the past or have on your pharmacy shelf that may have new or revived uses
- What new analgesic and anaesthetic drugs are available that may add to your current clinical practice
Local Anaesthesia in Small Animals
In the second session in this series we will start by looking at the basic principles behind local anaesthesia, examining how local anaesthetics exert their action. The different local anaesthetics available will be discussed, highlighting the advantages and disadvantages of each depending on the type of block to be performed and type of surgical procedure. We will then move on to looking at the anatomical locations available for local anaesthetic techniques, detailing how to approach the different blocks, dosing of local anaesthetics and complications associated with each technique. During each part of the session the benefits to the patient and to the maintenance and monitoring of anaesthesia will be highlighted.
What you’ll learn:
- How to approach the basic local anaesthetic techniques in your small animal patients
- The benefits of incorporating local anaesthetic techniques into practice will be highlighted for both your patients and the veterinary team
- How to select the most appropriate local anaesthetic and technique for the surgical procedure planned
Analgesia and Monitoring Anaesthesia – Case Based Discussions
In this final session of the series we will use clinical cases to discuss the best use of analgesic techniques and anaesthesia monitoring to ensure the best outcome. Different drugs and analgesic techniques will be discussed, tailor made to each particular case, highlighting those most suited to a specific situation. The techniques discussed will include, but not be limited to, different classes of analgesics and continuous infusions. For each case discussed, we will also use the different monitoring modalities available to emphasise those that will provide the most valuable information and ensure safe anaesthesia.
What you’ll learn:
- How to select the most appropriate analgesic plan for the cases discussed, dependent on both the patient and the planned procedure
- How continuous infusions may be utilised to improve analgesia provision, reduce inhalational anaesthetic requirements, improve stability of anaesthesia and ensure monitoring is optimised
- Discover how to utilise pain scales to aid in good analgesia provision in the post-operative period
- Which monitoring equipment is available to you in practice and how the most information can be obtained to ensure best anaesthesia