Life or Death: Cardiopulmonary Arrest During Surgery Part One


This lecture is the first in a two part series and takes an advanced look at cardiopulmonary arrest during surgical procedures and in the immediate post operative period.  It discusses anaesthetic complications and why they occur, and examines how to work to minimise risk.  It looks at signs of cardiopulmonary arrest and how to be prepared if it does happen and to confidently react.

Learning Outcomes

  • An understanding of anaesthetic complications and how to minimise risk.
  • Understanding of, and confidence in, CPR technique.


Louise O’ Dwyer MBA BSc(Hons) VTS(ECC) DipAVN(Medical, Surgical) RVN

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