Postgraduate Course: Clinical Anaesthesia: Equipment and the Patient (VESC11255)
|School||Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies
||College||College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
|Course type||Online Distance Learning
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||This course will teach students about anaesthetic equipment used during veterinary anaesthesia. The areas covered will include, but are not limited to, equipment for delivering gaseous anaesthesia and equipment for monitoring the patient. The course will cover how to safely and effectively use equipment during the peri-anaesthetic period.
Students will also learn about assessment of the patient during the peri-anaesthetic period and develop an understanding of how to manage critical incidents during anaesthesia. The course will cover the current guidelines on cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
This course will include the following areas:
- Knowledge and understanding of anaesthetic machines and related equipment.
- Knowledge and understanding of monitoring equipment function and limitations.
- Knowledge and understanding of patient assessment during the peri-anaesthetic period
- Knowledge and understanding of the theory behind current cardiopulmonary resuscitation guidelines
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2022/23, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Course Start Date
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
||Summative feedback will be provided on assessments.
Formative feedback to students via discussion boards.
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Explain the function and use of anaesthetic equipment during the peri-anaesthetic period, including being able to draw and/or describe the parts of the anaesthetic machine.
- Select appropriate types of anaesthetic equipment for specific situations and troubleshoot equipment related problems.
- Describe how to assess patients and recognise problems that may occur in the peri-anaesthetic period.
- Discuss factors which may lead to critical incidents and/or anaesthesia accidents and describe appropriate actions and treatments.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Keywords||Veterinary Anaesthesia,Equipment,Monitoring,Patient Assessment,Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
|Course organiser||Ms Rachael Gregson
Tel: (0131 4)40 0326
|Course secretary||Mr Stephen Mitchell
Tel: (0131 6)51 7112