Who is this course for?

Is this course for me?

For RVN's and SVN's, this course will help you to be less habitual and more 'thinking' as anaesthetists.

Do you ever feel a cold shiver when someone asks you to do an anaesthetic? Or maybe you have had a break from clinical practice and you just want to refresh your knowledge?

Anaesthesia can be such a daunting part of your role as an nurse in practice, but don't worry we've got you covered.

Our online tutor Rachael will be taking you right back to basics with anaesthesia knowledge and skills. Often there is so much information out there with new techniques and protocols that can be implemented in practice, but is it really a case of better the devil you know?

The aim of this course is not to teach you to suck eggs, but to remind us what lines we should be thinking along, encourage you to put your thoughts into the mix, and share opinions and experiences.

All our courses include small bitesize videos with an accompanying workbook, so you don't have to write a single word (unless you want an excuse to get your stationary out 😉)

What you will learn?

This Course has 3 modules of content and this is a brief overview of what you will learn

  • The Anaesthetic Triad

  • Understanding the anaesthetic machine and its components

  • Understand and review the process for pre-anaesthetic checks

  • The ASA scoring system and GA charts

  • Pre medication and sedation use.

  • Reviewing injectables and gaseous anaesthetic agents

  • The effects of alpha 2's on the body systems

  • Understanding the pain pathway and NSAID use

  • Anaesthetic considerations for specific breeds and life stages

  • Renal, Hepatic and Cardiac considerations and much more....

Some important points you need to know.

  • How long is this course and do I get a certificate?

    Upon completion of this 7-Hour on-demand CPD Course, you will receive a certificate to download and keep for your records.

  • How long do I have access to this course?

    Great news is that you have lifetime access with your enrolment, so completely learn at your own pace and no stressful deadlines.

  • What do I get with this course?

    This course comes with a comprehensive course workbook, interactive activities to complete and a 45 question multiple choice quiz at the end to release your CPD accredited certificate for 7 Hours/Credits.

  • How is this course presented?

    Our courses are more than just a webinar.

    You will be taken through easy to digest bitesize chunks of learning, via a series of informative tutor video presented slides.

    Research shows, that online learning knowledge is easier to retain and absorb if video content is used rather than just audio, which is easier to just switch off from and become distracted. This way you can have a human connection to your tutor which is so important.

    So that's what we do...

About Rachael

Instructor Bio:

RVN A1/IQA NCert (anaesth) DipAPhys MIAAT.

Rachael McCooey

I qualified as a RVN in 2008, having spent a year in an equine practice before starting my training as a small animal nurse in a busy, fast paced practice. After graduating as an RVN from Hartpury College, I was soon inspired to train student nurses and quickly developed a love of anaesthesia so as soon as I was able to, I did my A1 Assessor qualification. After several years training nurses in practice, and gaining as much experience as possible in emergency care, I decided to join Warwickshire College. Here, I trained as an Internal Verifier for Veterinary Nursing, did some lecturing, and supported the students and clinical coaches within their practices, as well as working some shifts in a local emergency care clinic. I couldn't stay away from practice for too long though, so I eventually returned to practice and begun to pursue my interest in anaesthesia, pain and healing. In 2015 I completed the ESVPS Nursing Certificate in anaesthesia, after studying everything from pain pathways, to neuromuscular blockers, to anaesthetic emergencies. Using this knowledge in practice was amazing, and gaining the support of the Vets I worked with meant that we were able to offer the highest level of care to our patients. Following on from this, I continued by furthering my knowledge of healing, pain and rehabilitation by completing a Diploma in Animal Physiotherapy. I am on the IAAT register as a Veterinary Physiotherapist, and specialise in Class IV Laser therapy in horses and dogs. The study of pain is intertwined with anaesthesia, and I love being able to know I can help not only with post-anaesthesia protocols but also with rehabilitation of my patients. I now have my own small physiotherapy business – Cotswold Animal Therapy- and I also continue to work part time as a senior nurse in a large practice, getting stuck into high-risk GAs wherever possible. I can often be found guest lecturing at the local college on topics such as resuscitation, or delivering in-house CPD within our Veterinary Group. I am also harbouring plans to do an MSc in the future, if time allows! My passion is supporting students and newly qualified nurses, who can find that taking their first steps into practice is a little daunting. I hope to be able to share my experiences, and pass on some of the useful information I have gained over the last 13 years in practice to help allow RVNs and students to develop their nursing style.

Don't just take our word for it...

5 star rating

Great course

Amy Doherty

A good recap of general knowledge with lots of helpful tips and tricks. Lots of areas were covered allowing time to consider individual conditions and the ri...

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A good recap of general knowledge with lots of helpful tips and tricks. Lots of areas were covered allowing time to consider individual conditions and the risks they bring to an anaesthetic.

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5 star rating

Great anaesthesia refresher CPD

Katie Villette

A brilliant Cpd course for someone, like me, who has been out of practise for a while. Very good notes and slides. Very well presented and explained. Great c...

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A brilliant Cpd course for someone, like me, who has been out of practise for a while. Very good notes and slides. Very well presented and explained. Great content.

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5 star rating

Excellent

Sophie Nicholson

Perfect course for refreshing anaesthesia and found it extremely useful. Wish I had seen this course when I was sitting my anaesthesia exams. Really really u...

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Perfect course for refreshing anaesthesia and found it extremely useful. Wish I had seen this course when I was sitting my anaesthesia exams. Really really useful, and very well explained - thank you! This course will keep different areas of anaesthesia fresh in my mind :)

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5 star rating

Excellent

Julie potter

5 star rating

Excellent

kelly warner

Exactly what I was looking for. A great refresher, easy to understand and set out very well.

Exactly what I was looking for. A great refresher, easy to understand and set out very well.

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5 star rating

Brilliant refresher course!

Sarah Gardener

4 star rating

Anaesthesia

Padma Ramachandra

Really good CPD, great speaker. I would have liked more depth in some sections, but it is an overview of the subject. I had a couple of issues with the handb...

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Really good CPD, great speaker. I would have liked more depth in some sections, but it is an overview of the subject. I had a couple of issues with the handbook with some sections missing, the pain pathway appendix, the crash situations an CPR was not included in the handbook but the presentation was fine. The slide for Addisons was present but there was no actual presentation, however I still really enjoyed this CPD.

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Course curriculum

  • 1

    Preface

  • 2

    Module 1: Aims and Understanding of Anaesthesia and Equipment.

    • Module 1 Introduction

      FREE PREVIEW
    • The Aims of Anaesthesia.

    • The Anaesthetic Machine and its Components.

    • Common Breathing Systems.

    • Pre General Anaesthetic Checks.

    • Module 1 Quiz

    • Module 1 Conclusion Video

  • 3

    Module 2: Anaesthesia Planning and Considerations

    • Module 2 Introduction

      FREE PREVIEW
    • ASA Scoring.

    • Completion of GA Charts.

    • Premedication.

    • Pre-Medication Drugs of Choice.

    • Commonly used Anaesthetic Agents.

    • Common Analgesics and the Pain Pathway.

    • Module 2 Quiz.

    • Module 2 Conclusion Video.

  • 4

    Module 3: Anaesthetic Considerations "Delving Deeper", CPR and Emergencies

    • Mod 3 Introduction.

      FREE PREVIEW
    • Considerations for Specific Breeds and Life Stages.

    • Considerations for Specific Conditions and Procedures - Renal Considerations.

    • Considerations for Specific Conditions and Procedures - Hepatic Considerations.

    • Considerations for Specific Conditions and Procedures - Cardiac Considerations.

    • Considerations for Specific Conditions and Procedures - Pregnancy Considerations.

    • Considerations for Specific Conditions and Procedures - Diabetes & other Endocrinopathies.

    • Considerations for Specific Conditions and Procedures - Obesity.

    • Crash Situations and CPR.

    • Module 3 Quiz

    • Module 3 Conclusion.

Pricing options

Choose to pay for the course now, invoice your practice, or in easy to manage instalments. Same course same cost.