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Anaesthesia & PACU Nursing

About this Course

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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: Venous Thromboembolism (VTE) & Pulmonary Embolism (PE), Evidence based prophylactic care, Strategies for Change Management, Blood Tests, Hypothermia, Lessons learned from the Coroners Court, Arterial Blood Gases, Fluid Resuscitation, and Nasal oxygenation delivery systems. A range of case histories will be used to provide a practical basis for many of these topics.

Additionally, this course will cover the Management and Care of Deteriorating Patients in PACU with a focus on Shock, Bleeding Post Thyroidectomy, Post-Partum Haemorrhage, & Paediatrics.

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 6 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.

  • Course Dates

    • Adelaide: 7th & 8th April 2017
    • Melbourne: 28th & 29th April 2017
    • Brisbane: 21st & 22nd July 2017
    • Perth: 15th & 16th September 2017
    • Sydney: 24th & 25th November 2017
  • Course Program

    Day One

    0815 - 0845Registration, coffee & tea
    0900 - 0910Welcome, Introduction
    0910 - 0955Venous Thromboembolism (VTE) & Pulmonary Embolism (PE)
    0955 - 1030Evidence based prophylactic care SCD, AVI pumps - when to connect in theatre
    1030 - 1100Morning Tea
    1100 - 1200Care of Deteriorating Patients in PACU 1: including Shock, & Bleeding Post Thyroidectomy
    1200 - 1300Strategies for Change Management
    1300 - 1400Lunch, Networking
    1400 - 1500Common Blood tests in the Perioperative Environment
    1500 - 1515Afternoon Tea
    1515 - 1645Hypothermia: detection, prescription, pathophysiology

    Day Two

    0900 - 1030Lessons learned from the Coroners Court that inform our clinical practice
    1030 - 1100Morning Tea
    1100 - 1215Arterial Blood Gases made easy!! Refine your knowledge with our case history reviews
    1215 - 1315Care of Deteriorating Patients in PACU 2: including Post-Partum Haemorrhage, & Paediatrics
    1315 - 1415Lunch, Networking
    1415 - 1515Fluid Resuscitation – State of the Art, Tranexamic acid
    1515 - 1530Afternoon Tea
    1530 - 1630Nasal oxygenation delivery systems, Transnasal Humidified Rapid-Insufflation Ventilatory Exchange, Airvo
  • Course Fees

    Fee for attendance at the 2 day Anaesthesia & Post Anaesthesia Care Nursing Course is $450.

    Single day registrations are also accepted for $295.

    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.

  • Venue Information

    Adelaide: Hotel Grand Chancellor on Hindley

    Melbourne: St Vincent's Hospital

    Brisbane: Hotel Grand Chancellor

    Perth: Mercure Hotel Perth

    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.