Veterinary nurses play an essential role in administration and monitoring of anaesthesia and analgesia in small animal practice. This can become complicated when the patients are compromised!
This one-day practical workshop will review techniques for anaesthesia and analgesia in compromised patients, including (but not limited to) geriatric, pediatric and pregnant patients. The practical session will teach the evidence-based RECOVER CPR guidelines with plenty of opportunity for hands-on practice with CPR mannikins.
By the end of this workshop delegates will:
- Have an understanding of the mechanisms of pain and appropriate analgesia techniques for multiple procedures and health statuses
- Understand different anaesthesia protocols for compromised patients, including paediatrics, geriatrics, pregnancy and caesarians
- Recognise an anaesthetic crisis and be able to act in an emergency
- Know how to perform key CPR skills including basic and advanced life support
RVNS, Dip VN (Dist), VTS – Anesthesia and Analgesia
Marcia graduated from Massey University with a Veterinary Nursing Diploma with distinction in 2003 and has worked for the Massey University Veterinary Teaching Hospital as the senior anaesthesia technician since that time. She anaesthetises a vast range of patients every day, from countless avian species, companion animals and large animals, to small mammals and exotic species.
In 2011, she successfully passed her specialty examinations in America to become New Zealand’s first Veterinary Technician Specialist in Anaesthesia and Analgesia. In 2012, she was awarded the New Zealand Veterinary Nursing Association “Vet Nurse of the Year”. She has won multiple teaching awards including Massey University’s “Teacher of the Year” for the Bachelor of Veterinary Technology Degree in 2019.
An international speaker, her passion has been instilling anaesthesia knowledge to both veterinary and veterinary nurse students at Massey, as well as throughout New Zealand. Away from work Marcia enjoys her family life with her husband, 9 year-old daughter, 6 year-old son and her very special fur-son Phoenix the cat.
Value to your practice
Attending this workshop will enable vet nurses to increase their skills and confidence when administering anaesthesia and analgesia to compromised patients. The nurses will be taught the RECOVER CPR guidelines, the first true evidence-based CPR guidelines for vet professionals.
Start date: October 30, 2020
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