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When Things Go Wrong – Anaesthetic Complications and Emergencies
Mini Series

Get all the help you need with anaesthetic emergencies and complications in this easy to attend, fully guaranteed, Online Mini Series™ from CPD Solutions

  • Learn how to avoid common anaesthetic complications and reduce your stress levels when they do occur
  • You have a whole year’s access to recorded sessions and study notes for reviewing key points
  • Superb value for money – you learn without travelling or paying for accommodation, childcare or petcare
  • Watch the recordings on your iPad, mobile, PC or tablet
  • Self-assessment quiz to ‘release’ your 8 hours CPD certification

It was very relevant to everyday practice and it was actually something I could take away and put into practice in my work place.

I thoroughly enjoyed this course and found the information incredibly useful and presented in a way that was easy to understand. It will allow me to put forward new protocols within our anaesthetic regime and help other members of the team increase in confidence.

What will I learn on this course?

Session 1

Proper Prevention Prevents Poor Performance

  • How to plan cases to ensure anaesthetic complications are minimised
  • Anaesthetic morbidity and mortality - what do we know and how is it relevant
  • Clinical exam and patient history - what do we need to know as nurses
  • Breed, patient, equipment and surgical considerations
  • ASA scale
  • Causes of anaesthetic critical incidents
  • Human error and how to minimise it

Session 2

Anaesthetic Complications - Things That Go Wrong and How We Deal With Them

  • How to recognise, monitor and manage anaesthetic complications
  • Equipment failure and how to deal with it
  • Cardiovascular complications including hypotension, hypertension, haemorrhage, bradycardia, tachycardia and arrhythmias.
  • Respiratory system complication including; aspiration and regurgitation, apnoea, airway obstruction, laryngospasm, hypoxia, hypoxaemia, hypo and hypercapnoea, hypo and hyperventilation and respiratory arrest.

Session 3

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation - What to Do When Things Go Really Wrong

  • How to recognise imminent arrest
  • Basic life support - airway, ventilation and compressions
  • Monitoring the ECG - arrest rhythms and how it changes the plan
  • Drugs - which drugs do we use in CPR, when and why
  • Electrical cardioversion
  • Fluid therapy in CPR
  • The Recover guidelines for CPR
  • How to properly care for the resuscitated patient

Meet the Presenter....

Samantha McMillan

VTS(Anesthesia) DipAVN(Medical) RVN

Sam qualified in small animal general practice before spending the next 11 years working in several university and referral hospitals, where she gained the DipAVN(Med)in 2006 and VTS (Anesthesia) in 2007.

Most recently Sam worked as a dedicated anaesthesia nurse and then as head theatre nurse at The University of Cambridge.  In 2014 Sam joined The College of West Anglia as lecturer in Advanced Veterinary Nursing and Course Director for the BSc(Hons).

Sam’s main interests include anaesthesia and surgical nursing with particular interests in patient safety in anaesthesia, surgery and recovery, infection control and acute and chronic pain.

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The course was set out well, and relevant points within each section reiterated and expanded my existing knowledge. The sessions on CPCR were particularly clear and very helpful. This course has increased my confidence in an area which I have always found challenging.

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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 anaesthetic emergencies and complications

Just £247 + 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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Clear and knowledgeable speaker. The advice given was relevant to all levels of veterinary practice, from small clinics with very little equipment to referral practices.

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