Introduction to Using Total Intravenous Anaesthesia (TIVA)
Grow your understanding of TIVA techniques and how to use them
Total intravenous anaesthesia (TIVA) has several increasingly obvious advantages over inhalation techniques. Traditional anaesthesia teaching, however, is skewed towards inhalation.
This medical course from Hong Kong University will dispel myths and misunderstandings about TIVA and will help you translate theoretical knowledge of using TIVA into your everyday practice.
Explore the pharmacokinetics of common drugs used for TIVA
There are many advantages of TIVA. From ease of use and safety to affordability and availability of both the drugs and equipment, recent developments in TIVA have made it more of a suitable option for administering anaesthetic.
On this course, you’ll look at the psychological and social factors that have created a behavioural barrier for the TIVA technique. You’ll then delve into the proprietary pharmacokinetic models, as well as the pharmacokinetics of the different drugs used for TIVA.
Discover analgesia for TIVA and how to ensure a smooth recovery
Ensuring a smooth recovery from TIVA is vital for many reasons. This course will guide you through intra-operative and postoperative analgesia for TIVA to help you improve the recovery process following anaesthesia.
Then, to broaden your understanding of this practice and better inform your decisions, you’ll dive into the environmental impact of anaesthesia.
Learn from the experts at LKS Faculty of Medicine
HKUMed is the longest established institution of higher education in Hong Kong and consistently ranks as one of the top three universities in Asia for clinical, pre-clinical, and health subjects.
As a well-known pioneer in medical education, training, and research, the LKS Faculty of Medicine at the University of Hong Kong is perfectly placed to guide you through using TIVA.
Learning on this course
On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.
What will you achieve?
By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...
- Identify the barriers to the widespread uptake of TIVA and improve the understanding of the potenial benefits to the patient
- Compare TIVA, TCI and various commonly used models.
- Calculate TIVA dosing and interpret depth of anaeshesia monitoring
- Evaluate the role of adjuncts in TIVA
- Discuss the different elements of a smooth recovery from TIVA and different methods of sedation
- Develop the different skills to provide TIVA for special patient cohort
- Explore the impact of anaesthesia on the environment and the ecological benefit of TIVA
Who is the course for?
This course is designed for medical professionals who are either new to TIVA or who are occasional practitioners.
Who has recognised this course?
This course is recognised by:
- College of Anaesthesiologists of Ireland has recognised this course as equivalent to 14 CPD points.
The College of Anaesthesiologists of Ireland approval of this event for CPD does not imply accreditation of the event or the providers, or a participating doctors’ competence
What software or tools do you need?
Recommended textbook to supplement learning. Taking on TIVA: Debunking Myths and Dispelling Misunderstandings Irwin M, Wong G & Lam S. (2019). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
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