Capnography (for Nurses)
General anaesthesia carries an inherent risk for every patient, as unexpected cardiovascular and respiratory side effects can always occur. Therefore, monitoring anaesthesia is extremely important and should mainly focus on anaesthetic depth, cardiovascular and respiratory function.
Capnometry provides real time information on respiratory rate, end-tidal and inspired carbon dioxide values. From these data the anaesthetist can extrapolate information on cardiac output, depth of anaesthesia and breathing systems faults.
This webinar will guide you in the interpretation and understanding of capnography, as this is the most important monitoring tool available in small animal practice, and the person interpreting the information has a central role in the monitoring process.
Recording from 21.04.2020
Dr. Clara Rigotti DVM, PhD, Dip.ECVAA, MRCVS
Clara practices and teaches Veterinary Anaesthesia, including intra-operative and post-operative patient care, intensive care and acute and chronic pain management.
Clara graduated from the University of Padua, Italy, in 2008. Shortly afterwards she moved to the UK and joined the Animal Health Trust (Newmarket) for a rotating internship, followed by an internship in Anaesthesia, and a residency in Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia. Clara completed a PhD in Anaesthesia in 2013 at the Animal Health Trust in collaboration with the University of Padua.
In 2014 Clara was appointed as a Lecturer in Veterinary Anaesthesia at the University of Liverpool and then became a Senior Lecturer in 2016.
Clara gained the European Diploma in Veterinary Anaesthesia and Analgesia in 2015, she is a RCVS specialist in Veterinary Anaesthesia and a member of the Executive Committee of the Association of Veterinary Anaesthetists.
In December 2017 she moved to Sydney and joined the Small Animal Specialist Hospital where she currently works as clinical anaesthetist.