A patent airway is fundamentally important to every anaesthetised patient. Endotracheal intubation or placement of a supraglottic airway device is a skill that veterinary technicians and nurses are more than capable of performing routinely. This webinar will dive into the use of endotracheal tubes and supraglottic airway devices, and the process of correct placement and correct cuff inflation technique. Additionally, methods of respiratory monitoring will be discussed including the use of capnography
Marcia Fletcher is a registered veterinary nurse specialist and international speaker. She worked for the Massey University Veterinary Teaching Hospital as the senior anaesthesia technician for over 16 years. There, her patients ranged vastly in size, from avian, small and large animals, small mammals and exotics. In 2011 she successfully passed her specialty examinations to become New Zealand’s first Veterinary Technician Specialist in Anaesthesia and Analgesia. She has been New Zealand’s “Vet Nurse of the year”, and been nominated and awarded several teaching awards, including “Teacher of the Year” in 2019 for veterinary technician students at Massey University. She is also a RECOVER certified instructor of both basic and advanced CPR. Loving all aspects of teaching, her passion has been instilling knowledge to both veterinary and veterinary technician/nurse students around New Zealand and abroad. Away from work Marcia enjoys her home life with her husband, daughter, son and very special fur-son Phoenix the cat.
AVNAT approved CPD points: 2 points
While each Division is hosting these webinars, they are open for anyone from any state to participate, and are open to VNCA Members and Non-Members.