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Perioperative patient monitoring: Perioperative Nursing Update Module 2

About The Perioperative Nursing Update Course

The Perioperative Nursing Update Course has been developed by Medcast’s expert clinical educators to provide a comprehensive course suitable to experienced perioperative nurses and those new to perioperative nursing or looking to work in the field. 

Content Supporting The Requirements of Nurses

Content is based on contemporary practices throughout the perioperative environment and support the requirements of nurses working as:

  • Pre-admissions nurses - The coordinator of care
  • Anaesthetic assistant -  The patient advocate & collaborator
  • Scrub Scout nurses - The intraoperative guardians
  • PACU nurses - The recovery and discharge expert

Flexible 5-Module Course Delivery

The course has been divided into 5 modules delivered throughout the year. Each module consists of 2 live/on-demand webinars delivered one month apart. The webinars are supported by interactive eLearning case studies to extend your knowledge & expertise.

Each of the 5 modules can be undertaken and provide 3 hours of CPD for each module or all 5 modules can be completed for 15 hours of CPD. You may choose to enrol in any of the 5 modules.  The entire course is included in the Medcast Plus subscription or each part can be purchased for $99.

Module 2: Patient monitoring - Intraoperative & Post-operative techniques  


Delivered over 2 webinars and interactive eLearning case studies, this module will explore a comprehensive approach to patient monitoring in the intraoperative and post operative environments following recommendations as outlined in the ANZCA PS18 document Monitoring during anaesthesia and recovery.

 The first webinar will cover key concepts in basic monitoring including

  • Continuous ECG monitoring
  • Non-invasive blood pressure monitoring
  • Pulse oximetry
  • Waveform capnography

The second webinar will cover key concepts in advanced and specialised monitoring including

  • Invasive arterial blood pressure
  • Central venous pressure monitoring
  • Neuromuscular monitoring
  • Bispectral index (BIS) monitoring

Following our patient case study from Module 1, we will apply the intricacies of haemodynamic monitoring and interpretation within the intraoperative and postoperative settings. Fundamental and advanced concepts including assistance in line insertion, setup, troubleshooting common issues and interpretation of monitoring data and waveforms. 

Who Should Attend

This webinar is ideal for perioperative nurses, nursing students, and healthcare professionals interested in perioperative care.

Testimonials from previous participants

"I will be able to understand better the reasons behind performing the types of monitoring required, be able to respond to these situations in a more timely way, and understand the modes better on the defibrillator"

"Very applicable to my area of practice - ensures I am informed and up to date on my knowledge and ability to apply to practice for safer practice and care of patients"

"The case scenarios allow to reinforce practical knowledge and the questions give insight of clinical knowledge and how this can be applied to real patients"

Course Educators
Ken Hambrecht
Ken Hambrecht

Ken Hambrecht RN, ICU Cert., B.Sc, (Physiology & Biochem.), M.I.Biol, M.Ed., J.P. MACN, has extensive experience in Critical Care practice & Medical edu...

Dr Paula Foran
Dr Paula Foran

Dr Paula Foran, RN, ARR Cert, Cert IV (Assessment & Training), M.Ed, PhD. is currently the co-ordinator for the master level in nursing at The University of...

Susan Helmrich
Susan Helmrich

Susan Helmrich RN, DipAppScNsg, BN, CritCareCert, CoronaryCareCert, TraumaNsgCareCert, CertIV(TAE), MN(Ed), GradCert(Ldrshp & Mgt) has extensive experience ...

Deb Evans
Deb Evans

DebEvans, RN, BSc, DipAnaes&PostAnaesNsg, CritCareCert, DipProfStudies, Teach&AssessClin.PractCert, CertIV(TAE) has extensive background in Perioperativ...


Recorded Webinar

Available anytime

Duration: 3 hours

3 hours of CPD

Educational Activities: 2 hours

Reviewing Performance: 1 hours

Areas Of Interest: Critical Care, Perioperative


Nurses, Nurse Practitioners

Price $99.00 AUD (incl. GST)

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