Complications in Feline Anaesthesia for Nurses
"The Risk of Death: The Confidential Enquiry Into Perioperative Small Animal Fatalities (CEPSAF)” was a large-scale study by David Brodbelt that identified the risk factors associated with anaesthesia morbidity and mortality in cats and dogs. It found that cats have an overall mortality rate of 1:419, compared to 1:601 in dogs. But why is this?
Risk factors in feline anaesthesia included endotracheal intubation and intravenous fluid therapy administration, among other things. As these are often unavoidable factors in anaesthesia, how can we mitigate them?
In this webinar, we will discuss several of the identified risk factors in depth so we can understand and plan for the safest anaesthesia possible.
The Australian Veterinary Nurse and Technician (AVNAT) Regulatory Council has allocated (1) AVNAT CPD point to this continuing education activity.
Recording from 21 September 2022
Courtney Scales, Registered Veterinary Nurse
Courtney is originally from New Zealand where she trained and qualified. She has been working as a veterinary nurse since 2007 and after working in several small animal clinics in New Zealand, an anaesthesia passion took her to a large referral hospital in Australia. In 2016 she made the move to the United Kingdom, where she most recently had been working as a Registered Veterinary Nurse in the Anaesthesia Department at the Royal Veterinary College. Courtney is now a Clinical Educator for Burtons Medical Equipment.
Courtney has completed her Nurses Certificate in Anaesthesia and is starting the PgCert in Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia through the University of Edinburgh this year.
Throughout her studies and career, she started Veterinary Anursethesia on various social media platforms to share anaesthesia tips with the veterinary community. She has written several articles for journals and enjoys speaking to Student Veterinary Nurses and Registered Veterinary Nurses on “all things anaesthesia”.