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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.
- Melbourne: 24 & 25 May 2019
- Brisbane: 19 & 20 July 2019
- Perth: 20 & 21 September 2019
- Sydney: 29 & 30 November 2019
Time Subject/Activity 0815 - 0845 Registration, coffee & tea 0900 - 1000 Case Histories – Learning lessons from clinical practice 1000 - 1030 Morning Tea 1030 - 1130 Background on PS04, The updated ANZCA ‘Statement on Post-Anaesthesia Care Unit’ 1130 - 1230 C02 analysis in the Anaesthetic area & PACU 1230 - 1330 Lunch 1330 - 1430 Paediatric Anaesthesia & PACU 1430 - 1530 Dealing with difficult people: optimising safety in the perioperative environment 1530 - 1545 Afternoon Tea 1545 - 1630 Apnoeic oxygenation – What is it? How do we do it?
Time Subject/Activity 0900 - 1000 Complementary & Alternative Medicines - Interactions in the Peri-operative environment 1000 - 1030 Morning Tea 1030 - 1130 Paediatric airway management including respiratory emergencies 1130 - 1230 Lessons from clinical practice & coroners court. Case histories of surgical patients highlighting areas of practice alerts 1230 - 1330 Lunch 1330 - 1430 Complying with PS04, The updated ANZCA ‘Statement on Post- Anaesthesia Care Unit’ 1430 - 1530 Assessment & management of Hypovolaemic Shock 1530 - 1545 Afternoon Tea 1545 - 1630 Normalising Abnormal: Is this the new norm?
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 please download the course brochure. To enquire about hosting this course at your organisation, please submit our online enquiry form.
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