Anaesthesia of the hemodynamically unstable patient (for Nurses)
All anaesthetics can be a challenge let alone, having the patient unstable to begin with. Tailoring the best anaesthetic plan to the individual requirements can be even more challenging. This lecture will cover topics that will assist you with the unstable patient, including history taking, how to stabilise the patient before inductions, what to expect, how to pick up on early changes and what we can do to make them more stable.
Hemodynamically unstable patients are not necessarily sick patients, so with these patients we change the approach of the anaesthetic, so that we can hopefully avoid complications, however if we do see those complications, they may need different treatment to a healthy patient, so some handy hints will be given on what to think about before a treatment plan is chosen.
Recording from 17.10.2018
Anita Parkin AVN, DipVN (Surgical, ECC), VTS (Anaesthesia), CVPP, TAA
Anita has been a veterinary nurse for over 20 years. Joining Veterinary Specialist Services in 2001 working as a medical and surgical nurse. For the last 10 years specialising as a surgical nurse.
In 2013 Anita completed her Diploma in Emergency and Critical Care, recertified in her Diploma in Surgery and was re-accredited through the VNCA (Veterinary Nurses Council of Australia). In 2012, Anita obtained her qualification as a Certified Veterinary Pain Practioner through the IVAPM (International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management). And has also a Veterinary Technician Specialty in Anaesthesia and Analgesia (2009 recertified 2015).
Her skills and experience that she has gained over the last 20 plus years are now being passed on to veterinary nurses throughout Australia and internationally through lectures, workshops and in-clinic hands-on training.
Anita is a member of the Academy of Veterinary Technician Anesthetists, International Veterinary Academy of Pain Management, International Veterinary Critical Care Society and Veterinary Nurses Council of Australia.
Anita’s special interests include critical care, challenging anaesthetics, pain management and surgical nursing.