Practical Local Anaesthesia for Vet Nurses

Course Date:
Thursday 21st April 2022
Course Time:
10.00am - 5.30pm
Available Spaces:
£295.00 + VAT
The Clinical Skills Lab Manor Place,
204a Manor Place,
London. SE17 3BN

Local anaesthesia techniques have grown in popularity and are now an important part of anaesthesia in small animal veterinary medicine. Veterinary nurses are key in delivering an array of applications of local anaesthesia, working within the RCVS Code for Professional Conduct.

In this course we will cover the pharmacology of commonly encountered drugs and equipment used in local anaesthesia. The anatomy and theory behind nerve blocks and epidurals in cats and dogs will be taught, with particular emphasis on problem solving and dealing with potential complications. Other applications of local anaesthesia such as the management of chest drains, wound catheters, topical local anaesthesia and intravenous regional anaesthesia will be discussed. Wet lab cadaver-based practical sessions specifically designed for veterinary nurses will provide training and skills for the safe application of head and limb nerve blocks.

Topics to be covered include:

  • Local anaesthetic equipment
  • Pharmacology of common local anaesthetic drugs
  • The multiple applications of local anaesthesia in practice
  • Practical cadaver based sessions – head and limb nerve blocks

Supported By:


local anaesthesia blocks

Some feedback about this course...

"Both lecturers were fantastic, the notes were great as everything was covered in them and I could just listen to the lecturer"- Practical Local Anaesthetic Blocks in Dogs and Cats course - June 2019
"I thought Sarah and Heide were very knowledgable, approachable and helpful. I was very comfortable asking questions and thought the presentations were very good"- Practical Local Anaesthetic Blocks in Dogs and Cats course - June 2019