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Lecture Overview

There are many different types of anaesthetics and many special surgical considerations that need to be respected prior to administration of invasive medical procedures. This session will answer questions about selecting medications and what to monitor during surgery.


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Suzanne Querruel

Suzi Querruel has been working in the perioperative field for the past decade. Her passion lies in perianaesthesia nursing, and she has been seeking to advance the field over the past few years. She is a tutor and lecturer for Western Sydney University [WSU] in the Bachelor of Nursing program and WSU The College in their Academic Pathways Programs. She is the unit coordinator at WSU The College for the subjects "health communication" and "skills in health science". She was previously anaesthetic coordinator at Westmead Private Hospital and also has held sessional nurse educator positions at the Australian College of Nursing, Wesley Health Management, and the University of Technology, Sydney, Sydney University, and the University of Tasmania. She has been a nurse educator for Ausmed Education for the past three years and has collaborated on the program development for the perianaesthesia, perioperative, day surgery, and surgical nursing seminars. She has held the position of national vice president and NSW/ACT president of the Australian Society of Post Anaesthesia & Anaesthesia Nurses [ASPAAN] for two years and has recently seen the transition of ASPAAN to the Australian College of PeriAnaesthesia Nurses [ACPAN]. Suzi holds a bachelor of nursing, graduate diploma in nursing (anaesthetics & PACU), masters of nursing education), certificate IV in workplace training & assessment, and a neuro-linguistic programming [NLP] practitioner certificate.




11 Total Rating(s)

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Nigel Bateman
18 Feb 2019

Easy to listen to and understand most concepts discussed.

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Courtney Allan
13 Feb 2019

Very informative and realistic in everyday practice

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Danguole Cambie
11 Feb 2019

Great resource, however, more discussion could be done about opioids used for anaesthesia, such as Oxycodone, for example.

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Sonja Odette Benn
25 Jan 2019

Very easy to understand & interesting to listen to

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Susan Sinclair
25 Jan 2019

Well presented , good knowledge

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Katie O'Flynn
10 Jan 2019

Found this lecture to be very good and easy to understand.

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Zhimin Zhang
07 Jan 2019

It provides an easy access to the anesthesia medication.

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Prudence Nyathi
04 Jan 2019

The educator had sound understanding of the subject making the presentation interesting and engaging

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Debbie Mitschuinig
03 Jan 2019

Explained very good, easily understood the knowledge shared

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Marta Salek
29 Dec 2018

The educator was enthusiastic and clearly had an excellent understanding of the medications used during anaesthesia. The material was presented in an easy-to-understand manner and went into a good level of detail regarding the modes of actions of medications.