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Anaesthesia & Recovery Room Nursing – The Essentials

About this Course

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This essentials course is designed to provide those early in their Anaesthesia & Recovery Nursing career with greater insight into their clinical practice. This program will help nurses gain the knowledge & skills required in an Anaesthesia & Post-Anaesthesia Care Unit (PACU) environment. It would also provide a great refresher for those who would like to update the essential concepts.

Topics will include: The Role of the Perianaesthesia Nurse, Pharmacology used in Anaesthesia & Post-Anaesthesia Care, Monitoring, Muscle Relaxants & Reversal, Common Respiratory Complications, Acute Pain Management, Emergencies in the Perioperative Environment, Patient Assessment in the Recovery Room, Caring for the Patient having Regional Anaesthesia, Difficult Airway Management & Discharge Criteria.

This program is based on popular seminars previously developed by Ken Hambrecht and Dr Paula Foran. Apart from this course, Ken and Paula are both continuing to conduct their successful Anaesthesia and PACU Nursing Seminar which presents new topics each year.

With Critical Care Education Services you can book early with confidence. We have never cancelled a course, and many of our programs sell out regularly. Register now to secure your place.

Nursing attending this program earn 13 CPD Hours towards their ongoing education.

  • Course Dates

    • Brisbane: 24th & 25th March 2017
    • Sydney: 26th & 27th May 2017
    • Perth: 9th & 10th June 2017
    • Melbourne: 22nd & 23rd September 2017
  • Course Program

    Day One

    TimeSubject/Activity
    0815–0845 Registration
    0900–1000 The Role of the Perianaesthesia Nurse (Anaesthetic & PACU)
    1000–1030 Morning tea
    1030–1130 Pharmacology used in Anaesthesia and Post-Anaesthesia care
    1130–1230 Monitoring 1; Cardiac Monitoring – ECG waveforms – Sinus Rhythm, Sinus Bradycardia, Sinus Tachycardia
    1230–1315 Lunch
    1315–1345 Muscle Relaxants & Reversal
    1345–1500 Common Respiratory Complications including Laryngospasm, Bronchospasm & more
    1500–1515 Afternoon tea
    1515–1615 Acute Pain Management
    1615–1700 Emergencies in the Perioperative Environment 1: Anaphylaxis

    Day Two

    TimeSubject/Activity
    0900–1000 Patient Assessment in the Recovery Room
    1000–1030 Morning tea
    1030–1130 Caring for the Patient having Regional Anaesthesia, epidural and spinal approaches
    1130–1300 Monitoring 2; Capnography; Pulse Oximetry; Arterial Lines
    1300–1345 Lunch
    1345–1415 Emergencies in the Perioperative Environment 2: Malignant Hyperthermia
    1415–1530 Difficult Airway Management – The Latest Guidelines
    1530–1545 Afternoon tea
    1545–1700 Discharge Criteria - How to know when a patient is 'ward ready'
  • Course Fees

    Fee for attendance at the 2 day Anaesthesia & Recovery Room Nursing - The Essentials 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

    Brisbane – Hotel Grand Chancellor

    Sydney – Mantra Parramatta

    Perth – Mercure Hotel

    Melbourne – St Vincent's Hospital

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.