Anaesthetic Monitoring

Australian dollars



Anaesthetic Monitoring of veterinary patients

Understand how to monitor anaesthesia, what to monitor pre-, peri- and post-operatively and the importance of recording trends throughout anaesthesia.

Course Type:

  • Short Course. Self paced lessons that should take up to 6 hours to complete

Key learning outcomes:

  1. Preparation for anaesthesia, patient evaluation and risk classification
  2. What and how to monitor anaesthesia
  3. Anaesthetic complications

Course Overview

Lesson 1: Monitoring Anaesthesia

  • Planes and stages of anaesthesia
  • Monitoring of central nervous system reflexes
  • Guide to eye position and pupil size
  • Monitoring the cardiovascular system
  • Monitoring the respiratory system
  • Capnometry

The Electrocardiogram (ECG)

Lesson 2: General Anaesthesia

  • Introduction to anaesthesia
  • Patient examination and assessment pre-op
  • Pathology tests
  • Surgical and risk classifications
  • Patient anaesthetic risk classification
  • Premedication
  • Neuroleptanalgesia
  • Induction agents
  • Inhalation anaesthetics

Lesson 3: Anaesthetic Complications

  • Apnoea and hypoventilation
  • Tachycardia and bradycardia
  • Hypotension and hypothermia
  • Assisting with anaesthetic emergencies
  • Post-operative abnormalities
  • Specific emergency conditions


  • You have access to the course for 365 days
  • Includes downloadable resources
  • Complete a quiz to attain your certificate of achievement

CPD Points:

  • 6 AVNAT CPD points | 3 AVA VetEd points
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