Hypotension in the Anaesthetised Patient

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Category: Nurses Club
Published on: 17.03.2021

Presenter:

Denise Prisk
DipAVN (Surgical), VTS (Anesthesia & Analgesia), LTCL, LCGI, RVN

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About The Webinar

The ability to measure and record arterial blood pressure in anaesthetised patients, by any means, is invaluable. Being able to detect and act on changes can help prevent the onset or deterioration of hypotension.

Hypotension under general anaesthesia is common, even in the healthy patient, due to vasodilatory drug effects as well as other factors, including too deep a plane of anaesthesia, hypovolaemia, reduced venous return and human error. Hypotension can result in decreased perfusion to the vital organs, so it is essential that the condition is detected and treated in order to limit the negative effects that arise because of poor tissue perfusion. Many practices have the means to measure blood pressure in anaesthetised animals, yet it remains one of the vital signs that is unmonitored in a high percentage of cases.

This webinar includes a case study that illustrates how hypotension can be managed in the anaesthetised patient.

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