Anaesthetics & Recovery Care

Wed 21 February 2018 to Fri 23 February 2018, British Orthodontic Society, London

The popular course for anaesthetics and recovery care nurses and operating department practitioners. The three-day programme is an excellent opportunity for theatre professionals to explore current principles in practice. The course is intense but provision will be made to ensure candidates are given every opportunity to develop knowledge and skills

Review of cardio-respiratory anatomy and physiology

Principles of anaesthesia

Basics of patient management

Preparing for anaesthesia

Patient monitoring

Anaesthesia and systemic disease

Pain management

Anaesthetic drugs -

  • Induction agents
  • Muscle relaxants
  • Opoids

Exploring modes of action, breakdown, excretion

Recovery care - the importance of observation!

Airway and breathing management

  • Assessment and monitoring
  • Caring for the ventilated patient

Circulation -

  • Invasive and non-invasive monitoring
  • Arterial blood pressure
  • Central venous pressure

Monitoring the ECG -

  • Recognising life threatening arrhythmias

Shock - physiological response to stress

Level of consciousness -

  • Assessing
  • Monitoring
  • Recording

Post-operative complications -

  • Nausea & vomiting
  • Wound drainage
  • Urinary output

Hypovolaemia and principles of intravenous therapy - colloids and crystalloid

Pain management including pharmacology and delivery methods

Review of emergencies -

  • Respiratory
  • Cardiac arrest
  • Allergic reaction
  • Shock

Legal responsibilities and an overview of current legislation


Barna. British Anaesthetic and Recovery Nurses Association