Anaesthesia & Recovery Room Nursing – The Essentials

This essentials course is designed to provide those early in their Anaesthesia & Recovery Nursing career with greater insight into their clinical practice. This program will help nurses gain the knowledge & skills required in an Anaesthesia & Post-Anaesthesia Care Unit (PACU) environment. It would also provide a great refresher for those who would like to update the essential concepts. 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.

With Critical Care Education Services you can book early with confidence. We have never cancelled a course, and many of our programs sell out regularly. Register now to secure your place.

Nursing attending this program earn 13 CPD Hours towards their ongoing education. Both Division 1 and Division 2 nurses may attend this course.

Upcoming Dates

Perth, NSW

15 Mar 2019

Mercure Hotel Perth


Brisbane, QLD

05 Apr 2019

Hotel Grand Chancellor Brisbane


Sydney, NSW

05 Jul 2019

Mantra Parramatta


Adelaide, SA

30 Aug 2019

Novotel Rockford Adelaide


Melbourne, VIC

04 Oct 2019

St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne: Michael Chamberlain Lecture Theatre


Previous Dates

Melbourne, VIC

07 Sep 2018

St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne: Michael Chamberlain Lecture Theatre


Sydney, NSW

15 Jun 2018

Mantra Parramatta


Brisbane, QLD

13 Apr 2018

Hotel Grand Chancellor Brisbane


For More Information

For more information regarding this course and any dates upon which it is scheduled, or to enquire about hosting this course at your organisation, please contact us.