Webinar Plus: Problem-solving in small animal anaesthesia

This course last ran 4 Sep 2017, we may be releasing new dates soon, please contact us for further information.


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Key Areas

  • A logical approach to anaesthetic problem-solving – designing a “one size fits all” plan for individualising patient care
  • A logical approach to anaesthetising the geriatric patient
  • A logical approach to anaesthetising the polyuric-polydipsic patient (incorporating renal, endocrine and diabetic diseases)
  • A logical approach to anaesthetising the cardio-respiratory patient

CPD Hours

16 hours

Delivery Mode

Online Webinar Plus - What is this?

About this course

This course will provide you with practical day-to-day advice for managing common patient scenarios in practice:

Week 1
Considers the differences between a routine, standardised approach to anaesthesia, and one where new plans can be created for each patient, aiming to answer the question "When is my standard approach OK and when should I be doing something different?"

Week 2
Focuses on monitoring; most of us only have a limited range of monitoring equipment, and so this is about getting the most from what's available and answering the question "If I can buy one monitor, which should it be?"

Week 3
Looks at pain management, and reaching the balance between effective pain management and analgesic overload (or perhaps that doesn't happen?)

Week 4
Finally we bring all these elements and other parts of anaesthesia together, to examine what we can do when our patient is unwell.

Content will also be useful for those contemplating the RCVS CertAVP Small Animal Practice module (B-SAP.1), as well as providing some of the fundamentals for the C module in small animal anaesthesia (C-VA.1).

The course is run online over four weeks. Learning material will be a mixture of weekly webinars (which can be viewed live and/or as recorded version throughout the course), online case assessment exercises, supplementary reading material and discussion forums involving the tutors and veterinary colleagues from around the world. Participants can earn up to 16 CPD hours.

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Liz Armitage-Chan, MA VetMB DipACVA FHEA MRCVS
Senior Lecturer in Veterinary Education
The Royal Veterinary College