Local anaesthetic techniques

Key Information

CPD Hours: 8 hours

Course Length: One day

Course Format: Lectures, case-based discussions and practical sessions

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08 Nov 19
£998.00 vet and nurse participant

08 Nov 19
£699.00 Vet participant

08 Nov 19
£349.00 Nurse participant

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Excellent course which will enable us to immediately start using new techniques in practice.

Course Information

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

Are you sure we can block that? How do you do it?!

This is a practical onsite course that aims to teach participants the skills required 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. 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. Wet lab facilities will allow all participants plenty of time to practise each technique. The course will conclude with material covering alternative techniques, such as continuous infusions, that can be used when local techniques are unsuccessful or inappropriate. Participants will get a summary of the use of local anaesthesia techniques in small animals during the lectures and will practice the techniques they want to learn during the wet lab.

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.



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

Sandra Sanchis Mora, DVM MVetMed PhD MRCVS
Staff Clinician in Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia,
The Royal Veterinary College

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