In this course, participants will extend their existing skills in the process of decision-making in the planning and administering of anaesthesia and analgesia in patients with a range of clinical problems and presentations with the aim of minimising complications and optimising outcomes.
They will be encouraged to use a problem-based approach to devise individualised protocols for patients presenting for emergency procedures and for those patients with co-morbidities such as impaired renal and cardiac function and diabetes, undergoing elective procedures.
Prerequisite: participants are assumed to have a sound knowledge of anaesthesia foundational principles (including drug physiology and anaesthesia equipment).
After completing this course, participants will be able to:
- Identify anaesthetic risk factors and potential complications
- Devise plans to minimize risks and complications
- Formulate first line approaches to managing peri-anaesthetic complications
- Formulate a plan for peri- and postoperative analgesia
- Specify special considerations for anaesthesia and in patients with comorbidities or special presentations and how special presentations/disease affects anaesthesia:
o Renal insufficiency/disease
o Extremes of age
o Hyper-, hypothyroidism
o Cardiac insufficiency/disease
o Dental disease
- Outline a plan for anesthesia/analgesia for patients requiring emergency surgery
o Gastric dilation/torsion
o Gi foreign body
o Ocular emergencies
- Systematic planning of anaesthesia
- Anaesthetic consideration for patients with common clinical problems/presentation
What is Distance Education?
Premium, intensive online veterinary CE
All CVE Distance Education (DE) programs are mentored by leading veterinary experts who will provide individual feedback and advice on completion of the modules. Each module may include written content, technique videos, self-reflections, quizzes and online submission of assignments.
Maximise the opportunity to expand and consolidate your learning by participating in the tutor moderated group discussion forum.
Who should enrol?
This course is suitable for qualified veterinarians.
On completion of this course, participants will earn a Veterinary Anaesthesia & Analgesia micro-credential digital badge. Digital badges are verified credentials that allow earners to easily communicate their skills and qualifications online. A digital badge can be used in email signatures, websites and social media platforms and contains verified metadata describing the qualification and the process required to earn it. Please note: this is not a higher education award and not a qualification recognised under the Australian Qualifications Framework.
Pay as you learn
Choosing your DE course is a big commitment, so there’s no need to add further stress by paying your course up front. To pay as you learn, you will need a AU$1,000 deposit to secure your place, followed by 50% of the total course fee 10 days prior to course commencement date. We’ll arrange simple monthly direct debits from your credit card over 3 months.
Note: Payment Plan will incur an additional AU$250 administration fee, and Early Bird rates do not apply if you choose the payment plan option.
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*Members include: Practice, Professional, Part-time Professional, Recent Graduate, and Academic members.
Loyalty DE Discount: Completed 2 or more (or all 3 Diagnostic Imaging, Dermatology or Anaesthesia & Analgesia) Distance Education (DE) courses in the previous 5 years, you are eligible for a 10% discount on future DE courses. Discounts are not cumulative. For further information about discount please read the full Terms. To redeem your discount contact the CVE via email [email protected] or phone +61 2 9351 7979 (Monday to Friday, AEST 9am to 5pm).