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Anaesthesia & PACU Nursing Workshop

This course is designed to provide Anaesthesia & Recovery Room nurses with greater insight into their clinical practice. This will be achieved by the presentation of a range of issues pertinent to current practice & include newer concepts & developments which will shape the future of clinical practice.  A range of topics can be selected to deliver face to face or via virtual classroom.  

Topics include:

  • Awareness under Anaesthesia - prevention, detection and management
  • Case histories: Advanced care plans and not for resuscitation – what does this mean in surgery?
  • "It's only their temperature"; the serious truth about inadvertent perioperative hypothermia
  • Perioperative temperature monitoring
  • High Flow Nasal Oxygen - Optiflow/Airvo thrive
  • A new approach to pain measurement
  • Asleep on the job: Can night shift napping provide greater safety for both staff and patients?
  • Case History learnings from the coroner and clinical practice - Aspiration under anaesthesia and Documentation in PACU
  • What’s that arrhythmia? - An interactive quiz!
  • Change Management - How to implement change in the workplace and clinical practice
  • Journal round up! – What is the latest and greatest evidence
  • Implications of prolonged standing - injuries and prevention strategies for perioperative nurses

As many people do this course on an annual basis, course content and topics change each year


Suitable for all Anaesthesia & Recovery Room nurses wanting to gain greater insight into their clinical practice. This course is updated annually to reflect contemporary clinical practice, and facilitates exploration of case studies on peri-anaesthesia nursing.

This course will also be of value to any nurse who desires to know more about the procedures that their patients are about to undergo or have undergone whilst in the operating room.

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...

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Critical Care Education


Available anytime

Duration: 1 to 2 days

12 Hours

Educational Activities: 12 hours

Areas Of Interest: Critical Care, Perioperative


Nurses, Nurse Practitioners

Price $550.00 AUD (incl. GST)

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