Anaesthesia SOS! Anaesthetic Emergencies

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Category: Nurses Club
Published on: 19.03.2019

Presenter:

Denise Prisk DipAVN Surgical VTS Anesthesia and Analgesia

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About The Webinar

Anesthetic mortality rates in veterinary small animal patients are high, compared to human anesthesia, and emergencies are particularly at risk regardless of their health status. Complications can occur at any time in the perianaesthetic period. When dealing with a high-risk procedure, emergencies may be expected and suitable preparations made. However, unexpected complications are more difficult to cope with. Not all complications lead to an emergency situation, and some are resolved early on. Others however, are not, and unfortunately human error and human factors are often the reason why emergencies occur. This includes poor knowledge, poor monitoring, inability to interpret monitor readings and not being able to spot signs of impending crisis. It's therefore of paramount importance that everyone involved in anesthesia is able to deal with common complications.

This presentation covers the various types of emergencies that occur in the perianaesthetic period, the reasons why they occur, how to spot the warning signs and the actions that should be taken to maximise the chances of a successful outcome.

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