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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 C02 analysis, Paediatric Anaesthesia & PACU, Dealing with difficult people, Apnoeic oxygenation, Complementary & Alternative Medicines, Paediatric airway management, and Hypovolaemic Shock. A range of case histories will be used to provide a practical basis for many of these topics. The 2019 program will also cover the Background and how to Comply with PS04 – The updated ANZCA ‘Statement on Post-Anaesthesia Care Unit’. These sessions will be presented by Dr Paula Foran who has consulted with ANZCA in the formulation of PS04.

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. The program shown below is presently for the 2018 program. This course sells out regularly 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.

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  • Course Dates

    • Melbourne: 24 & 25 May 2019
    • Brisbane: 19 & 20 July 2019
    • Perth: 20 & 21 September 2019
    • Sydney: 29 & 30 November 2019
  • Course Program

    Day One

    0815 - 0845Registration, coffee & tea
    0900 - 1000Case Histories – Learning lessons from clinical practice
    1000 - 1030Morning Tea
    1030 - 1130Background on PS04, The updated ANZCA ‘Statement on Post-Anaesthesia Care Unit’
    1130 - 1230C02 analysis in the Anaesthetic area & PACU
    1230 - 1330Lunch
    1330 - 1430Paediatric Anaesthesia & PACU
    1430 - 1530Dealing with difficult people: optimising safety in the perioperative environment
    1530 - 1545Afternoon Tea
    1545 - 1630Apnoeic oxygenation – What is it? How do we do it?

    Day Two

    0900 - 1000Complementary & Alternative Medicines - Interactions in the Peri-operative environment
    1000 - 1030Morning Tea
    1030 - 1130Paediatric airway management including respiratory emergencies
    1130 - 1230Lessons from clinical practice & coroners court. Case histories of surgical patients highlighting areas of practice alerts
    1230 - 1330Lunch
    1330 - 1430Complying with PS04, The updated ANZCA ‘Statement on Post- Anaesthesia Care Unit’
    1430 - 1530Assessment & management of Hypovolaemic Shock
    1530 - 1545Afternoon Tea
    1545 - 1630Normalising Abnormal: Is this the new norm?
  • Course Fees

    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.

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  • Venue Information

    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 please download the course brochure. To enquire about hosting this course at your organisation, please submit our online enquiry form.

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