VTAdvCert in Anesthesia Nursing

Online - Jul 2023

This Online Nurse Advanced Certificate (NAdvCert) and Veterinary Technician (VTAdvCert) Learning Programme in Anaesthesia covers more advanced topics. It aims to create links and connections within the veterinary anaesthesia community via monthly mentoring sessions.

This programme is designed to follow on from the Improve NCert and VTCert in Nursing Anaesthesia after completing this prior course (within the last 5 years). Registration for this programme is possible if the NCert in Nursing Anaesthesia was achieved over 5 years ago; this will require completing an MCQ examination (contact us for more details).

The registration for the Advanced Anaesthesia Online Learning programme will also include access to the RCVS Knowledge Library for the duration of the course. The RCVS Knowledge library includes access to a wealth of electronic resources including the latest journals and clinical research.


Program Features:

N
4 varied modules

Delivered over 8 months covering key topics in anaesthesia, with a 1.5-hour live event following each module (2x webinars and 2x journal clubs)

N
Leading online learning experience

Presentations, written notes, interactive quizzes, multiple-choice question writing and exercises test your knowledge as you work, along with access to the RCVS Knowledge Library

N
Discussion forum

A discussion forum for conversation, debate and sharing cases with your peers and Module Tutors

N
Recognised Course Director

Nicola Grint BVSc PhD CertVA DVA DiplECVAA MRCVS oversees the programme ensuring the latest content

N
Four sessions per month

Each module consists of four sessions spread over one month. Sessions comprise separate lessons and case-based studies to work through at your own pace

N
100% online

Giving you access 24/7 via our world-leading Learning Management Platform

N
Dedicated Programme Coordinator

A dedicated Programme Coordinator who will support you every step of the way

N
Interactive and engaging modules

Which allow you to absorb the learning materials in an online environment

N
Know-How

Join the global veterinary online learning CPD specialists and benefit from our know-how and high-quality resources

N
Accredited CPD

The NAdvCert and VTAdvCert are awarded by our global qualifications provider ISVPS

CE Program Details:

Modules summary
  1. Emergent populations and current guidelines
  2. Calculation Practice session (Live Stream)
  3. Patient safety and problem solving
  4. Adv NAN: Journal Club 1 (Live Stream)
  5. Farther reaching consequences of our anaesthetic choices
  6. Adv NAN: Journal club 2 (Live Stream)
  7. Advanced respiratory anaesthesia
  8. Interpretation of abnormal ECG's (Live Stream)

Please note the module order may be altered..

Qualifications

VTAdvCert in Anesthesia Nursing

July 2023 - February 2024
Online
8 Modules
4 Online Modules
VTAdvCert in Anesthesia Nursing
See the pricing tab – pay as you learn options available
ACCREDITED BY
Know More

01 - Emergent populations and current guidelines
July 2023 | Online

Module 1: Emergent populations and current guidelines 

  • Anaesthetising the brachycephalic animal
  • Anaesthetising the obese animal
  • Anaesthesia for ophthalmology
  • Anaesthesia for interventional cardiology cases
  • Current American Animal Hospital guidelines on anaesthesia of dogs and cats
  • Calculations in fluid therapy and analgesia

Key Learning Objectives: 

At the end of this module delegates should be able to:

  •  List the components of the brachycephalic obstructive airway syndrome (BOAS)
  •  Outline the additional complicating factors of anaesthetising the BOAS patient and demonstrate ways of managing the anaesthetic
  • Consider the difficulties in anaesthetising the obese patient and outline techniques to overcome these difficulties
  • Describe the reasons why corneal damage may occur during anaesthesia
  • Compare and contrast the different techniques for creating a ‘central eye’
  •  Explain the concepts of neuro-muscular blockade
  •  Outline the physiological basis of the ‘oculo-cardiac reflex’ and what steps should be taken if it occurs.
  •  Describe the pathophysiology or patent ductus arteriosus, heart valve stenosis and bradyarrhythmias including 3rd degree AV block and sick sinus syndrome.
  • Outline the considerations for anaesthesia for correction of the conditions described in L.O. 2.8
  • Summarise the American Animal Hospital Association guidelines for anaesthesia of small animals.
  •  Perform the relevant calculations for fluid therapy plans and blood transfusions
  • Be able to calculate a continuous rate infusion from information given.


Tutor:
Nicola Grint (BVSc PhD CertVA DVA DiplECVAA MRCVS)
02 - Calculation Practice session (Live Stream)
11/08/2023 | Online

Within this live stream session, delegates will have the opportunity to refresh and revisit all anaesthesia calculations.


Tutor:
Nicola Grint (BVSc PhD CertVA DVA DiplECVAA MRCVS)
03 - Patient safety and problem solving
September 2023 | Online

Module 2: Patient safety and problem solving 

  • Problem solving and non-technical skills
  • Ethics in veterinary anaesthesia
  • Getting anaesthetic consent
  • Anaesthesia checklists
  • The importance of records, including anaesthetic record
  • Managing anaesthetic complications
  • Inotropes and vasopressors
  • Key Learning Objectives:

    At the end of this module delegates should be able to:

    • Demonstrate an understanding of approaches to problem solving
    • Recognise appropriate non-technical skills behaviour in themselves and others
    • Discuss errors and approach to error prevention
    • Describe the principles of clinical audit and standard operating procedures
    • Discuss the ethical issues associated with veterinary anaesthesia and analgesia
    • Demonstrate an awareness of the ethics surrounding clinical practice, experimental practice and publications.
    • Formulate an approach to ethical problem solving
    • Recognise the key components of obtaining anaesthetic consent
    • Discuss how anaesthetic risk can be communicated to the owner
    • Explain the use of anaesthetic checklists and be able to implement them in clinical practice
    • Outline the benefits and limitations of anaesthetic checklists
    • Recognise the key components of record keeping
    • Outline the reasons for completion of the anaesthetic record
    • Compare the different methods of data completion in anaesthetic records
    • Predict and identify common complications in anaesthesia and recognise when to call for assistance.
    • Outline the basic pharmacology of positive inotropes and vasopressors and consider the situations in which they would be used


    Tutor:
    Pamela Murison (BVMS CertVA,DipECVAA,DVA,PhD MRCVS )
    04 - Adv NAN: Journal Club 1 (Live Stream)
    12/10/2023 | Online

    Delegates will be asked to contribute to two journal clubs in order to critically evaluate recent articles within the subject area. 


    Tutor:
    Pamela Murison (BVMS CertVA,DipECVAA,DVA,PhD MRCVS )
    05 - Farther reaching consequences of our anaesthetic choices
    November 2023 | Online

    Module 3 Farther reaching consequences of our anaesthetic choices 

    • Impact of anaesthetic choices on surgical site infections
    • The environmental impact of our anaesthetic choices
    • Anaesthesia for the oncological patient
    • Local anaesthetic technique revision
    • Chronic pain

    Key Learning Objectives: 

    At the end of this module, delegates should be able to:

    •  Critically appraise the evidence relating to the association between anaesthetic choices and surgical site infections
    •  Describe the mechanisms by which propofol may contribute to surgical site infections
    •  List the action points that can improve the cleanliness of the use of anaesthetic drugs
    •  Describe the techniques used to quantify the environmental impact of different anaesthetic drugs and techniques
    •  Compare and contrast the environmental impact of different anaesthetic drugs and techniques
    •  Formulate a strategic plan to reduce the carbon footprint of your practice
    •  Recognise what aspects of oncology diagnostics or treatment will require sedation or general anaesthesia
    •  Outline the principles of different para-neoplastic syndromes
    •  Describe the more specific peri-anaesthetic considerations for radiotherapy
    •  Discuss the evidence for the impact anaesthetic choices may have on tumour metastasis
    • Outline the pharmacology of local anaesthetic drugs
    • Describe different local anaesthetic techniques including epidurals and justify the clinical cases in which they might be used.
    • Summarise the differences between chronic pain and acute pain
    • Identify the tools used to assess and monitor chronic pain
    • Outline the pharmacology of different drugs to treat chronic pain


    Tutor:
    Nicola Grint (BVSc PhD CertVA DVA DiplECVAA MRCVS)
    06 - Adv NAN: Journal club 2 (Live Stream)
    14/12/2023 | Online

    Delegates will be asked to contribute to two journal clubs in order to critically evaluate recent articles within the subject area.


    Tutor:
    Nicola Grint (BVSc PhD CertVA DVA DiplECVAA MRCVS)
    07 - Advanced respiratory anaesthesia
    January 2024 | Online

    ​​​​​Module 4 Advanced respiratory anaesthesia 

    • Evaluating spontaneous ventilation
    • Spirometry
    • Positive pressure ventilation
    • Arterial blood gas analysis
    • Acid base balance

    Key Learning Objectives

    At the end of this module, delegates should be able to:

    • Outline the principles of spontaneous and intermittent positive pressure ventilation (IPPV).
    • Describe the techniques used to evaluate ventilation
    • Define the different lung volumes and capacities
    • Outline the principles of spirometry
    • Identify the different shapes of flow-volume loops and the potential pathologies that they can indicate
    • Recognise appropriate candidates for IPPV and be able to set basic and more advanced ventilation settings
    • Outline the components of arterial blood gas analysers and describe how they work
    • Describe the techniques used for collecting blood gas samples
    • Identify the different basic abnormalities in acid base balance and list potential causes
    • Describe potential treatments to correct abnormalities in acid-base balance
    • Calculate different indices to evaluate oxygenation
    • Recognise and identify abnormal electrocardiogram traces


    Tutor:
    Pamela Murison (BVMS CertVA,DipECVAA,DVA,PhD MRCVS )
    08 - Interpretation of abnormal ECG's (Live Stream)
    15/02/2024 | Online

    At the end of this live session, delegate should be confident in interpreting & explaining normal and abnormal ECG traces.


    Tutor:
    Pamela Murison (BVMS CertVA,DipECVAA,DVA,PhD MRCVS )

    VTAdvCert in Anesthesia Nursing

    July 2023 - February 2024
    Online
    8 Modules
    4 Online Modules
    VTAdvCert in Anesthesia Nursing
    See the pricing tab – pay as you learn options available
    ACCREDITED BY
    Know More

    VTAdvCert in Anesthesia Nursing
    Payment Option Initial Payment Next Payments Total Payable
    VTAdvCert Programme (Payment in Full) $ 2,939.00 - $ 2,939.00
    VTAdvCert Programme (Deposit and Remaining Balance) $ 491.00 $ 2,448.00 $ 2,939.00
    VTAdvCert Programme (Deposit and 8 Monthly Instalments) - Total cost $ 491.00 $ 361.00 x 8 $ 3,379.00

    VTAdvCert in Anesthesia Nursing
    Payment Option Initial Payment Next Payments Total Payable
    VTAdvCert Programme (Payment in full) $ 3,204.00 - $ 3,204.00
    VTAdvCert programme (Deposit & Remaining Balance) $ 756.00 $ 2,448.00 $ 3,204.00
    VTAdvCert programme (Deposit and 8 monthly instalments) - Total cost $ 756.00 $ 361.00 x 8 $ 3,644.00


    Payment Terms & Conditions

    1. An initial payment is due on registration in order to secure the booking. This can be paid by credit card or bank transfer.

    2. Full payment to be made within 30 days of the commencement of the course.

    3. For instalment payment plans, the only payment option is by credit card. Delegates will be notified monthly and shall proceed with payment through their personal delegate area.

    4. All program prices include ISVPS registration and examination fees.


    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. Improve International reserves the right to close the intake early if the number of applications received exceeds the number of available places.

    4. In order to secure a place you must pay an initial payment.

    5. Confirmation and enrolment details will then be sent to applicants once we have received a completed application form.


    VTAdvCert in Anesthesia Nursing

    July 2023 - February 2024
    Online
    8 Modules
    4 Online Modules
    VTAdvCert in Anesthesia Nursing
    See the pricing tab – pay as you learn options available
    ACCREDITED BY
    Know More

    Extend your knowledge, skills and work towards an achievable qualification

    Our e-Learning VTCert/VPPCert Programs offer you structured learning and enable you to access training whilst working around your busy practice life. You can choose to gain new knowledge and skills to take back to practice or you can work towards an achievable qualification. You will be required to indicate at the time of booking which certificate you think you are eligible for.

    VTCert: Requirements for Certificate registration

    The following may be eligible to enrol on to the programme:

    • Veterinary technicians who have attended formal training and have a Veterinary Technicians qualification which can be supported with a certificate. Certificate to be uploaded at registration
    • All applicants must be working in a veterinary practice or be able to have access to a veterinary practice in order to be able to complete the written assessment (for example, you may need to ensure that this applies if you are a qualified veterinary technician working in the veterinary industry)
    • Delegates can start the program as soon as they have graduated/qualified and will be eligible for examination and assessment on completion of the program
    • In order to register for the certificate assessments, all delegates must have completed all modules of the program
    • Examination candidates must complete and pass the below:
      • Written assessment
      • 25 MCQ exam
      • An online applied knowledge examination (this is an applied theory interactive examination, which is taken online and is not a demonstration of skill competency)
    • Successful candidates will receive a printed certificate, be included on ISVPS register of VTCert holders and be permitted to use the post-nominals associated with the certificate.
    Please note that all eligibility is reviewed and cannot be guaranteed.

    VPPCert: registration requirements

    The following may be eligible to enrol on to the programme:

    • Veterinary Technicians who have not attended formal training and therefore do not have a supporting certificate but have been working in practice in a Technician role for at least 2 years prior to the program start date
    • All delegates must be working in veterinary practice/clinical setting for the duration of the program and certificate completion (in order to be able to complete the written assessment)
    • All 3 of the eligibility documents below to be uploaded:
      • a recent CV*(this should demonstrate that you have been working within a veterinary practice for at least 2 years prior to the program start date)
      • a signed letter from your employer stating that you are working in a veterinary practice in a nursing/technician role*
      • a self-statement letter explaining your nursing experience and the relevance of taking the program to your career*

    Applicants who are not formally trained Veterinary Technicians, such as laboratory research assistants, may apply but must provide all three of the support documents listed above.*

    • In order to register for the certificate assessments, all delegates must have completed all modules of the training program
    • Examination candidates must complete and pass the following:
      • Written assessment
      • 25 MCQ exam
      • An Online applied knowledge examination (this is an applied theory interactive examination, which is taken online and is not a demonstration of skill competency)
    • Successful candidates will receive a printed certificate, be included on ISVPS register of VPP certificate holders and be permitted to use the post-nominals associated with the certificate

    *Please note that all eligibility is reviewed and cannot be guaranteedand all written assessments and examinations are to be completed in English.

    VTAdvCert in Anesthesia Nursing

    July 2023 - February 2024
    Online
    8 Modules
    4 Online Modules
    VTAdvCert in Anesthesia Nursing
    See the pricing tab – pay as you learn options available
    ACCREDITED BY
    Know More