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This online course is both a refresher on essential concepts & provides those early in their Anaesthesia & Recovery Nursing career with greater insight into their clinical practice

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This program will help nurses gain the knowledge & difficult airway management techniques required in an Anaesthesia & Post-Anaesthesia Care Unit (PACU) environment. This course will also cover many aspects of ANZCA PS08.

Topics will include: The Role of the Perianaesthesia Nurse, Pharmacology used in Anaesthesia & Post-Anaesthesia Care, Monitoring, Muscle Relaxants & Reversal, Common Respiratory Complications, Acute Pain Management, Emergencies in the Perioperative Environment, Patient Assessment in the Recovery Room, Caring for the Patient having Regional Anaesthesia, Difficult Airway Management & Discharge Criteria.

This program is based on popular seminars previously developed by Ken Hambrecht and Dr Paula Foran. Apart from this course, Ken and Paula are both continuing to conduct their successful Anaesthesia and PACU Nursing Seminar which presents new topics each year.

Course Delivery

  • 3.5 hours of self-paced online learning
  • Session 1 - 11.30am to 4.30pm on the 29th July 2021- Live Virtual Classroom
  • Session 2 - 11.30am to 4.30pm on the 30th July 2021 - Live Virtual Classroom

The course will be held over 2 live sessions 11.30am to 4.30pm (AEST) which is 9.30am to 2.30pm (WST) on the 29th and 30th of July 2021 but don't worry if you miss any part of the live event, everything will be recorded and available on-demand to watch at your convenience.

In order to give more time for questions and interaction during the live sessions, we will also give you access to some pre-recorded course content that can be completed at your own pace. Access to this will be given 1 month prior to the course and we will email you with details.


This course is designed to provide those early in their Anaesthesia & Recovery Nursing career with greater insight into their clinical practice or people wanting to get into the Anaesthetic recovery field. It would also provide a great refresher for those who would like to update the essential concepts.


The Anaesthesia & Recovery Room Essentials Virtual Classroom has been discounted to $440 for all health professionals. That's a saving of 20%.