I have worked in PACU for over 20 years and still found lots to learn.
Anaesthesia & PACU Nursing
About this Course
This course is designed to provide both novice & experienced Anaesthesia & Recovery Room nurses with greater insight into their clinical practice. This will be achieved by the presentation of a range of issues pertinent to current practice & include newer concepts & developments which will shape the future of clinical practice.
Topics will include: Understanding & complying with PS08, ANZCA ‘Assistant to the Anaesthetist’, Extended Recovery After Surgery, Lessons from the Coroners Court, Respiratory & Cardiac Assessment, Intubation & Associated Complications, Extubation, Platelet Inhibitors & Anticoagulants, What Anaesthesia to Choose, & Legal Issues. A range of case histories will be used to provide a practical basis for many of these topics.
Additionally, this course offers the chance to have your burning Anaesthesia & PACU nursing questions answered. Simply email your questions at least 2 weeks prior and we’ll answer the best ones during the course.
This course will also be of value to any nurse who desires to know more about the procedures that their patients are about to undergo or have undergone whilst in the operating room.
As many people do this course on an annual basis, course content and topics change each year. This course has sold out in various locations 7 years running so get a group together and register early to ensure your place.
We have never cancelled a course, so with Critical Care Education Services you can book early with confidence.Nurses attending this course will earn 12 CPD hours.
- Melbourne: 27th & 28th April 2018
- Brisbane: 20th & 21st July 2018
- Perth: 14th & 15th September 2018
- Cairns: 5th & 6th October 2018
- Sydney: 23rd & 24th November 2018
Time Subject/Activity 0815 - 0845 Registration, coffee & tea 0900 - 1000 Understanding & complying with PS08, ANZCA ‘Assistant to the Anaesthetist’. Paula currently sits on the national ‘Assistant to the Anaesthetist Working Party’ 1000 - 1030 Morning Tea 1030 - 1130 Extended Recovery After Surgery 1130 - 1230 Lessons from clinical practice & coroners court – Part 1. Case histories of surgical patients highlighting areas of practice alerts 1230 - 1330 Lunch 1330 - 1430 Respiratory & Cardiac assessment – Part 1. Including lung sounds, CXR interpretation & heart sounds 1430 - 1530 Assisting with intubation & associated complications… A simple task, or more complex than you think?! 1530 - 1545 Afternoon Tea 1545 - 1630 Patient Extubation – When, where, how & by whom!
Time Subject/Activity 0900 - 1000 Your burning Anaesthesia & PACU questions answered!!! Have you ever had a nagging question, for example why do patients shiver after a central neural block? Why is it easier to breath when siting up? Please email these questions to us at least 2 weeks before each course and we will include the best ones during the session 1000 - 1030 Morning Tea 1030 - 1130 Platelet Inhibitors & Anticoagulants – What’s new 1130 - 1230 Lessons from clinical practice & coroners court – Part 2. Case histories of surgical patients highlighting areas of practice alerts 1230 - 1330 Lunch 1330 - 1430 Respiratory & Cardiac assessment – Part 2. Including lung sounds, CXR interpretation & heart sounds 1430 - 1530 What Anaesthesia to Choose. Not a ‘one size fits all’ approach 1530 - 1545 Afternoon Tea 1545 - 1630 Legal Issues – a Case history approach
Fee for attendance at the 2 day Anaesthesia & Post Anaesthesia Care Nursing Course is $495.
Single day registrations are also accepted for $340.
Registration includes lecture outlines with reference lists, lunch, refreshments, and a certificate of attendance.
A receipt and confirmation of registration will be returned by your preferred contact method following registration and payment.
Please note that a $55 cancellation fee applies. No refund will be given if cancellation occurs within one week of the course.
Melbourne: St Vincent's Hospital
Brisbane: Hotel Grand Chancellor
Perth: Mercure Hotel Perth
Cairns: Pullman Cairns International
Sydney: Mantra Parramatta
For More Information
For more information regarding this course and any dates upon which it is scheduled, or to enquire about hosting this course at your organisation, please submit our online enquiry form.