Local anaesthetic techniques

Key Information

CPD Hours: 12 hours

Course Length: One day

Course Format: Practical sessions using cadaver material, case-based discussions and recorded webinars to be viewed before the onsite course

Course Programme

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This course may run again in the future. To register your interest please contact us.

Both lecturers were clear and had good knowledge and passionate about the subject

Course Information

Key Areas
  • Lectures:
  • Clinical pharmacology of local anaesthetic drugs
  • Indications and practical techniques for local anaesthesia
  • Additional analgesia techniques
  • Practical sessions:
  • Epidurals/spinal anaesthesia
  • Head/dental blocks
  • Hindlimb and forelimb blocks
  • Other useful local anaesthetic techniques
About this course

This course is planned to run again on Thursday 17th October 2024, please email cpd@rvc.ac.uk to register your interest.

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This course aims to teach participants how to implement local anaesthesia techniques on a day-to-day basis in veterinary practice. The course is designed to cover information relevant for both vets and nurses and will consist of pre-recorded online lectures and on onsite practical day. The online material should be viewed prior to attending the practical day. We encourage vets and nurses from the same practice to attend the course so that a coordinated approach to analgesia in their practice can be developed. Relevant legislation will be covered.

Why do this course?
This course will be useful for those who want to start with the basic local anaesthesia techniques but also for those who want to improve/learn more advanced techniques. On the practical day we will start with a group session on anaesthesia planning, where participants will also be able to ask any questions relating to the online material. The rest of the day will consist of practical sessions where techniques will be demonstrated, before participants get the opportunity to learn and practice techniques with a tutor available to assist.

Course fees: Vet and nurse team £1248; Vet only £849; Nurse only £499



Lisa Angell, VTS (Anaesthesia/Analgesia) PGCertVetEd RVN,
Head Anaesthesia Nurse
The Royal Veterinary College

Sandra Sanchis Mora, DVM MVetMed Dip ECVAA PhD PG-Cert VetEd FHEA MRCVS
Clinical Anaesthetist
Southfields Veterinary Specialists

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