15 Sep 2022

Techniques in Local Anaesthesia (Interprofessional)


Techniques in Local Anaesthesia (Interprofessional)


Local anaesthetic techniques are potentially the most effective analgesia for many small animal surgeries, yet they are often underused in general practice. This course will provide a comprehensive insight into the common local anaesthetic drugs and blocks used which a competent veterinary nurse can administer under Schedule 3.

This course is suitable for both veterinary nurses and veterinary surgeons wishing to update their knowledge of local anaesthetic techniques and those that are studying further qualifications in anaesthesia.


Overview of learning objectives:

  • Overview of analgesia

  • Pharmacology of local anaesthesia drugs

  • Indications for local anaesthesia

  • Various types of nerve blocks and when they are used (including practical sessions on cadavers)

  • Nerve stimulation

At the end of the course, you will be able to:

  • Explain the benefits of incorporating a local anaesthetic technique into any anaesthetic for a painful procedure

  • Describe how local anaesthetics work

  • Detail how to place the different local anaesthetic blocks listed

  • Discuss how to use local anaesthetic techniques safely

  • Explain the use of techniques such as transcutaneous nerve stimulation and ultrasound-guided techniques


This course is interprofessional and suitable for:

  • Veterinary nurses
  • Veterinary surgeons, particularly new graduates and vets wanting to refresh their skills

It is also ideal for nurses and vets to attend together from the same practice.

Prices are the same for individual vets and nurses, with an overall discounted price if a vet and nurse book to attend together from the same practice. For the discount to be applied, please telephone when booking a nurse and a vet together.

This course includes comprehensive course notes, refreshments and lunch on the day.

Techniques in Local Anaesthesia (Interprofessional) Modules

Techniques in Local Anaesthesia
15 Sep 2022 | Swindon

Speaker: Nicola Grint BVSc PhD CertVA DVA DiplECVAA MRCVS

Booking Options

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Payment Terms & Conditions

  1. Payment for the course can be paid by credit card or bank transfer.
  2. Please contact us for pricing relating to corporate veterinary groups and multiple booking discounts.
  3. Full details regarding the course cancellation procedure can be found here: https://www.improveinternational.com/uk/terms-and-conditions/

Registration Information

  1. Applications are accepted on a first-come, first served basis.
  2. Where all available places are full, applicants will be offered first refusal for the next available date.
  3. Confirmation and enrolment details will then be sent to confirm your booking.

Key information

Techniques in Local Anaesthesia (Interprofessional)
15 Sep 2022
1 Day Course
09:00 Registration
09:30 Course starts
17:00 Course finishes
6 CPD hours
Nicola Grint
From £469.00 + VAT