MS124 – When Things Go Wrong – Anaesthetic Complications and Emergencies Mini Series

£227.00 (+VAT)

12 months access to recordings and course materials is included. Please note that these are webinar recordings and not live events. Full details on how to access the Mini Series will be emailed to you.

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This Mini Series for veterinary nurses will look at complications which arise during anaesthesia and how to deal with them. Plus how you can try and prevent them happening in the first place!



  • Join Samantha McMillan VTS(Anesthesia) DipAVN(Medical) RVN for three 2-hour sessions and reduce your stress levels!
  • Essential practical tips from our expert tutor
  • Suitable for veterinary nurses (vets welcome too!)
  • Comprehensive notes to download
  • Self-assessment quizzes to ‘release’ your 8 hours CPD certification (don’t worry, you can take them more than once if you don’t quite hit the mark first time)
  • A whole year’s access to recorded sessions for reviewing key points
  • Superb value for money – learn without traffic jams or rota hassles
  • Watch the recordings on your iPad!
  • This Mini Series was originally broadcast live in November 2016.



Session 1

Proper Prevention Prevents Poor Performance


This session will include how to plan cases to ensure anaesthetic complications are minimised and will cover:

  • Anaesthetic morbidity and mortality – what do we know and how is it relevant
  • Clinical exam and patient history – what do we need to know as nurses
  • Breed considerations
  • ASA scale
  • Surgical considerations
  • Patient considerations
  • Equipment considerations
  • Causes of anaesthetic critical incidents
  • Human error and how to minimise it
Session 2

Anaesthetic Complications – Things That Go Wrong and How We Deal With Them


This session will include how to plan cases to ensure anaesthetic complications are minimised and will cover:

  • Equipment failure and how to deal with it
  • Cardiovascular complications including hypotension, hypertension, haemorrhage, bradycardia, tachycardia and arrhythmias
  • Respiratory system complication including; aspiration and regurgitation, apnoea, airway obstruction, laryngospasm, hypoxia, hypoxaemia, hypo and hyper capnoea, hypo and hyperventilation and respiratory arrest
Session 3

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation – What To Do When Things Go Really Wrong

This session will cover:

  • How to recognise imminent arrest
  • Basic life support – airway, ventilation and compressions
  • Monitoring the ECG – arrest rhythms and how it changes the plan
  • Drugs – which drugs do we use in CPR, when and why?
  • Electrical cardioversion
  • Fluid therapy in CPR
  • The Recover guidelines for CPR
  • How to properly care for the resuscitated patient



Course Feedback:

“Thank you. Great lecture. This is my first webinar and I thoroughly enjoyed all of it”

“I have really enjoyed this course. I have learnt a lot of up to date practices. I found the tips for gaining airways in the first session very useful”

“Covered all aspects of scenarios with in depth details. It will allow us to carry out an audit of current procedures and bring them up to a higher standard”


The price includes all 3 sessions, notes and quiz – 8 hours of CPD


*No traffic jams, accommodation hassles, pet or childcare, rota clashes, locum fees ……….. just great CPD and a valuable ongoing resource.


*overseas customers will not be charged VAT

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