Practical Anaesthesia Skills for Veterinarians and Vet Nurses

This practical one-day workshop is aimed at Veterinarians and Vet Nurses wanting to optimise their anaesthesia techniques for the benefit of everyday patients.

We encourage Vet and Nurse teams to attend this workshop together so a coordinated approach to anaesthesia in their practice can be developed.

Event Details:

  • When: Saturday, June 9, 2018
  • Event Location: Unitec Institute of Technology, Auckland

Key Skills:

  • Learn how to select pre-anaesthetic work-up which is appropriate for each patient and how the results will impact your anaesthetic plan
  • Learn how to choose the best anaesthesia protocol for the patient in front of you
  • Develop confidence in monitoring your anaesthesia patients and rapid decision making
  • Case discussion and troubleshooting
  • Equipment dry lab – learn how to use anaesthetic monitoring equipment and what to do with the information it gives you (from commonly used basics, to all the bells and whistles)

Advanced Anaesthesia and Analgesia

This one-day workshop focuses on a wide range of anaesthesia and analgesia techniques for use in everyday practice, from those that are more common to those that are cutting edge

Event Details:

  • When: Sunday, June 10, 2018
  • Event Location: Unitec Institute of Technology, Auckland

Key Skills:

At the end of this workshop delegates should be able to:

  • Confidently develop multimodal systemic analgesia plans based on drug pharmacokinetics and patient factors
  • Dispel analgesic drug ‘myths’ (including opioids, NSAIDS, alpha 2’s and more)
  • Become confident with total intravenous anaesthesia techniques and know when to employ them over traditional inhalant anaesthesia
  • Become proficient in local analgesia techniques – we will cover the theory during lectures and spend the afternoon practicing techniques in a wet-lab

Speaker Biography

Hiroki Sano

American, New Zealand and Japan Registered Specialist of Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia

Hiroki obtained his Bachelor of Veterinary Science in Japan. Following a year-long small animal rotating internship, he completed a Veterinary Anaesthesia residency at Cornell University, USA, then worked as a lecturer at University of Pennsylvania, USA. He is currently a senior lecturer in Veterinary Anaesthesiology at Massey University, New Zealand.

Practical and Advanced Anaesthesia Workshops