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Cover image for lecture: The Anaesthesia Machine

Lecture Overview

The impact of anaesthesia and ongoing monitoring of a patient who is undergoing a procedure is crucial. This session will bring you up to date on the use of the anaesthetic machine – the vital tool in maintaining a patient's physiological status throughout a procedure.


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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. See Educator Profile


23 Total Rating(s)
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Nerida Cassell
02 Apr 2020

Very engaging speaker, with clear explanation.

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Marianne Hoeft
18 Sep 2019

Helpful to me.

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Lisa Jones
06 Aug 2019

Great basic review. Would love a more indepth lecture on the topic and more pictures visible online.

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Margaret Baltais
31 May 2019

Easy to listen to, good lecture.

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Susan Beahl
22 Apr 2019

Excellent resource to understand the anaesthetic machine.

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Sharna Crocos
18 Apr 2019

Very informative, and well delivered. Couldn’t see some of the pictures referred to in the lecture.

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Fleur Harlock
19 Mar 2019

Love this lecturer. Excellent review. Would be good to see the diagrams the lecturers is pointing to.

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Marta Salek
12 Mar 2019

Easy to understand and in-depth. Sometimes the lack of machine made following the content a little tricky.

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Sonja Odette Benn
27 Jan 2019

A very interesting topic

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MarkRigby MarkRigby
22 Nov 2018

Good overview of the anaesthetic machine