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

The 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.

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