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
This workshop is accredited for 7 NZVNA CPD points.
RVNS, Dip VN (Dist), VTS – Anesthesia and Analgesia
Marcia Fletcher is a registered veterinary nurse specialist and well recognised international speaker. She dedicated over 16 years to the Massey University Veterinary Teaching Hospital as the senior anaesthesia technician. There, her patients ranged vastly in size, from avian, small and large animals, 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 technician students at Massey University. She is also a RECOVER certified instructor of both basic and advanced CPR. Loving all aspects of teaching, her passion has been instilling knowledge to both veterinary and veterinary technician/nurse students around New Zealand and abroad. Away from work Marcia enjoys her home life with her husband, daughter, son and 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.
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: 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