Perianaesthesia Nursing: Introductory Skills Update Seminar


Perianesthesia nursing is a demanding and unique speciality area of nursing practice. Working in this area requires you to be confident that your knowledge and skills are up-to-date. Your ability as a nurse to care for patients who are undergoing or recovering from anaesthesia is reliant on a sound knowledge base that can adapt to any situation, particularly emergencies. Attend this seminar to:

  • Understand the different types of anaesthetics and why they are selected
  • Improve your ability to assess and manage a difficult airway
  • Update your knowledge of modern anaesthetic agents, including gases and the anaesthetic machine
  • Briefly review infection prevention principles, aseptic technique, and patient positioning
  • Gain confidence in managing surgical complications such as anaphylaxis, massive blood loss, and malignant hyperthermia

Gain knowledge and apply it to your practice immediately. Book now!


Need for Program

Nurses work under ever-increasing pressure to enhance their knowledge and skills in already fast-paced healthcare environments, including in perianaesthesia nursing. This two-day comprehensive seminar enables nurses working in this area to feel confident that their knowledge and skills are up-to-date, which is essential for good patient outcomes.

Purpose of Program

This seminar provides an opportunity for nurses to update their knowledge of the basic and fundamental skills required to work effectively in this environment of care and immediately translate this knowledge into practice to improve patient outcomes. This program is compliant with ANZCA Standard PS08 Assistant to the Anaesthetist (2016) 7.2, 7.4, 7.5, 7.6, 7.9, 7.10, 7.11, 8.

Your Learning Outcomes

  • Gain insight into how perianaesthesia nursing is changing, including the growth of sub-specialities and the implications this has on current models of care
  • Implement current best-practice relating to anaesthetics/intraoperative monitoring, infection control/aseptic technique, the management of emergencies in your practice, and improving patient safety
  • Update knowledge of post-anaesthesia care, including postoperative nausea and vomiting, pain management, and airway management to improve patient outcomes
  • Relate practice to current Australian College of Operating Room Nurses [ACORN] and the Australian & New Zealand College of Anaesthetists [ANZCA] Standards, including policies, procedures and guidelines from State health services

More Info:

February 20, 2020 at 8am - February 21, 2020
Hotel Ibis Brisbane
35 Turbot St
Brisbane 4000
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