Types of Anaesthesia

CPDTime.
38m
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Details
CPD38m of CPD
First Published
Updated11 November 2021
Expires 11 November 2022
Recorded InSydney, Australia

Course Overview

When caring for patients who require surgery it is vital that healthcare professionals have an understanding of the anaesthesia that is provided to patients as well as the risks associated with this administration.

Topics
  • Types of anaesthesia and sedation
  • Risks involved in anaesthesia and sedation
  • Postoperative complications in regards to anaesthesia and sedation
Need

Anaesthesia and sedation are used frequently in the perioperative environment. Nursing and other healthcare professionals who care for patients before, after and during this period are required to have an understanding of the types of anaesthesia and the risks associated with it. This knowledge helps increase awareness and understanding of the patient experience as well as what to expect from the patient who has been administered anaesthesia.

Purpose

The purpose of this Course is to provide registered nurses and other health professionals with significant education relating to anaesthesia and sedation for patients in the perioperative environment.

Learning Outcomes
  • Accurately assess, recognise and respond to patients who have been administered anaesthesia or sedation.
  • Improved knowledge of the different types of anaesthesia and risk associated with general, regional and local anaesthesia
Target Audience

Nursing and other healthcare professionals who care for patients before, after and during anaesthesia and sedation administration.

Disclosure

No conflict of interest exists for anyone in the position to control content for this activity. Wherever possible, generic or non-proprietary names of medications or products have been used.

Details
CPD38m of CPD
First Published
Updated11 November 2021
Expires
11 November 2022
Recorded InSydney, Australia
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Topics
Clinical Assessment
Medications
Perianaesthesia
Perioperative
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