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Short Course

Care of the Anaesthetised Patient

At the University of Central Lancashire , our post-qualifying framework (PQF) allows health and social care practitioners to continue their professional development and achieve further qualifications in their field.


Course overview

This module as part of the Post Qualifying Framework aims to identify and develop the skills and knowledge required by practitioners in order to safely assist in providing care before, during and whilst patients are emerging from anaesthesia.

Module content includes:

  • Airway management
  • Mechanical ventilation
  • Regional and local anaesthetic techniques
  • Pharmacology of anaesthetic agents
  • Haemodynamic monitoring
  • Managing anaesthetic emergencies.

Level: Short Course, CPD
Delivery: Campus
Study Mode: Part time
Duration: 15 half days
Module Code: NU3632 
Campus: Preston
Start Date: September 

Entry requirements 

Students must be working in a clinical area relevant to the module content.

Academic expertise

The module is led by:

Mike Huntington
Lecturer in Operating Department Practice

Mike teaches across a range of modules in the BSc Operating Department Practice degree, having had a long career in clinical practice in both the NHS and Independent sector and has been a member of UCLan staff since 2010.

Mike’s main interests are in Leadership, Patient Safety and Airway Management.

Being a member of the Difficult Airway Society, Guidelines Writing Group and an advisory member of PUMA, the Project for Universal Airway Management.


This course is based in the School of Health, Social Work and Sport

For information on possible changes to course information, see our essential and important course information

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