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Anaesthetic Case Challenges
Mini Series

Get all the help you need and decrease your stress levels with challenging small animal anaesthetics in this easy to attend, fully guaranteed, Online Mini Series™ from CPD Solutions

  • Shock and how to deal with it
  • What’s that screen trying to tell you? – Essential monitoring
  • When your standard pain relief isn’t enough…..
  • Watch the recordings on your iPad, mobile, PC or tablet
  • Superb value for money – you learn without travelling or paying for accommodation, childcare or petcare
  • You have a whole year’s access to recorded sessions and study notes for reviewing key points
  • Self-assessment quiz to ‘release’ your 8 hours CPD certification

This is the second online Mini Series I have done, and I have found both so convenient and flexible as they allow me to work around my small children.

I enjoyed it and enjoyed being able to do at my own pace. It’s much easier to do the webinars when I have quiet time at home or in practice.

What will I learn on this course?

Session 1

Monitoring anaesthesia challenges – what is that screen trying to tell you?

  • Understanding each parameter on that monitor – ECG, pulse oximetry, capnography, blood pressure, temperature, end tidal agents. Some physics and some physiology will be explained to illustrate how monitors work and what we are measuring.
  • Modern monitors – PI and PPV, what do these mean and how to use them in clinical practice
  • Often there is more information in the curve than in the number. The various curves you see on the monitor will be explained
  • Finally, you will learn to put all the information together for a deeper understanding of what is happening during the anaesthetic and to guide prompt intervention

Session 2

Shock – How to deal with different types of shock in anaesthetised patients

  • How to best deal with a patient in septic shock? Including principles of fluid therapy and use of inotropes and pressors
  • Hypovolaemic shock – what to do when you are faced with major blood loss in theatre. When are fluids enough or when should one reach for blood products?
  • Cardiogenic shock – Choice of most cardiovascular sparing drugs and anaesthetic consideration for the patient with markedly depressed cardiac function

Session 3

Pain – when an NSAID and an opioid are not enough

  • Brief overview of pain pathways and types of pain
  • Concept of pre-emptive analgesia
  • Non-opioid analgesics, their effects, side effects and uses, including local anaesthetic techniques
  • Pain scores and the post-anaesthetic pain management

Meet the Presenter....

Alessandra Mathis

European Specialist in Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia
RCVS Specialist in Anaesthesia

Alessandra graduated from the University of Perugia (Italy) in 2003, after which she worked in general veterinary practice in Italy for three years. Alessandra then undertook an Anaesthesia Internship at the Royal Veterinary College in London followed by a three year Residency in Anaesthesia and Analgesia at the Royal Veterinary College during which she gained her RCVS Certificate in Veterinary Anaesthesia. Alessandra then joined Willows Veterinary Referrals in 2010 and became a Diplomate of the European College of Anaesthesia and Analgesia in 2012.
Alessandra is particularly interested in the anaesthesia of the critically ill patient. She enjoys working as part of the team of highly qualified and dedicated specialists at Willows Veterinary Referrals, and helping to keep the veterinary and clinical support staff up to date with the latest anaesthetic and intensive care techniques. Because Willows Veterinary Referrals is a very busy practice, Alessandra understands the difference between theory and practice and has a very clinical orientated approach to cases.
Alessandra has a soft spot for dachshunds, particularly wired haired miniature ones and has two of her own, Sheldon and Hector which she enjoys spending time with when she is not at work.

Watch the recordings at a time convenient to you!

The content of the Mini Series will help me very much in my work in practice. It will give me confidence to approach cases in a logical way and reach a working diagnosis and treatment plan, whilst recognising where specialist advice and referral is appropriate.

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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.


Take advantage of the easy Online Mini Series™ format and increase your confidence when dealing with your anaesthetic case challenges

Just £397 + VAT*

  • Overseas customers outside the EU will not be charged VAT.
  • Overseas customers in the EU; provide your VAT number and we will refund the VAT.
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Price includes...

  • All 3 sessions
  • Notes and quiz (8 hours CPD)
  • PLUS unlimited access to recordings and all course materials for 12 months!
  • No traffic jams or accommodation hassles
  • No child or pet care to arrange
  • No rota clashes to worry about and no locum cover needed

Just great CPD and a valuable ongoing resource


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Very thorough and comprehensive courses. The course notes are a great addition too.

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