Veterinary nurses play an essential role in the administration and monitoring of anaesthesia in small animal practice. This one-day practical workshop will give advanced knowledge of anaesthesia techniques in compromised patients, and is aimed at nurses and technicians who would like to further their skills with high risk and compromised patients.
By the end of this workshop delegates will:
- Be able to place, interpret and troubleshoot patient monitoring equipment, including pulse oximetry, capnography, blood pressure monitoring and ECGs
- Understand the pharmacodynamics of each sedation and induction agent, and how the anaesthesia protocol changes in compromised patients
- Understand and be able to assign the ASA classification and anaesthesia “concerns and considerations” for multiple patients of varied health statuses
This workshop is accredited for 7 NZVNA CPD points.
RVNS, Dip VN (Dist), VTS – Anesthesia and Analgesia
Director and founder of The Pink Stethoscope
Marcia Fletcher is a registered veterinary nurse specialist and international speaker. She worked for the Massey University Veterinary Teaching Hospital as the senior anaesthesia technician for over 16 years. There, her patients ranged vastly in size, from avian, large animals, equine, small mammals and exotics. In 2011 she successfully passed her specialty examinations to become New Zealand’s
first Veterinary Technician Specialist in Anaesthesia and Analgesia. She has been New Zealand’s “Vet Nurse of the year”, and been nominated and awarded several teaching awards, including “Teacher of the Year” in 2019 for veterinary technicians at Massey University. She is a RECOVER certified instructor of both basic and advanced CPR, one of only two in New Zealand. Loving all aspects of teaching, her passion has been instilling knowledge to both veterinarians and veterinary technicians/nurses around New Zealand and abroad, and now has expanded her audience further via “The Pink Stethoscope” social media pages. Marcia currently teaches veterinary anaesthesia throughout New Zealand and delivers webinars for her wider audience overseas. Away from work Marcia enjoys her home life with her husband, daughter, son and very special fur-son Phoenix the
Value to your practice
Attending this workshop will enable vet nurses to increase their skills and confidence when administering anaesthesia to everyday and compromised patients. You will learn skills on how to maximize use on most veterinary monitoring equipment essential for effective anesthesia monitoring. This also includes an in-depth understanding of pharmacodynamics of each sedation and induction agent and how protocol changes with compromised patients.
There are 2 suggested accommodation options which are a 5 minute drive from the workshop venue and 15 minutes to Auckland airport, including:
Start date: September 08, 2022
Start time: 08:30
End time: 17:00
Venue: Kahuvet Education Centre, Wiri, Auckland
Coordinates: -37.004418, 174.866307
Directions: 23 Ash Road, Wiri, Auckland 2104