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This is designed as both a refresher on essential concepts and provide those early in their perioperative nursing career with greater insight into their clinical practice.

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This program will focus on the role of the peroperative nurse and covers many aspects of the role of the anaesthetic assistant in accordance to  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.

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This course is designed to provide those early in their perioperative nursing career with greater insight into their clinical practice. It would also provide a great refresher for those who would like to update the essential concepts.