Prepare for and monitor anaesthesia in animals

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Evidence Guide
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Self Assessment Survey
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Prepare for anaesthesia

1.1. Facility and personnel are prepared for animal anaesthesia.

1.2. Equipment is prepared and calibrated as required.

1.3. Anaesthetic and monitoring equipment are prepared as directed by the supervisor.

2. Prepare animals for anaesthesia procedures

2.1. Animals' health and condition are assessed.

2.2. Animals are handled and restrained safely and humanely in accordance with institutional policies and procedures.

2.3. Pre-anaestheticevaluations are performed on animals.

2.4. Animals are prepared for anaesthesia.

2.5. Safe work practices, including occupational health and safety (OHS), are followed in accordance with institutional policies and procedures.

3. Assist in administering anaesthesia and monitoring animals

3.1. Animals are induced in anaesthesia as directed by the supervisor.

3.2. Animals are monitored during anaesthetic and/or non-surgical or tissue collection procedures.

3.3. Variations in the physiological parameters and signs of anaesthesia in animals are recorded.

3.4. Institution protocols for anaesthetic procedures on animals are complied with.

3.5. Anaesthetic emergency assistance is provided in accordance with institutional policies and procedure.

4. Provide post-anaesthetic care for animals

4.1. Analgesics and other supportive therapies are used to manage animals post-anaesthesia as directed.

4.2. Fluid therapy and oxygen are applied to animals as required.

4.3. Post-anaesthetic emergencies are recognised and responded to immediately.

4.4. Animals are monitored post-anaesthetically.

4.5. Post-anaesthetic monitoring records are maintained in accordance with research and AEC requirements.

5. Maintain anaesthetic facilities and equipment

5.1. Facilities and equipment are cleaned and stored in accordance with institutional policies and procedures.

5.2. Routine maintenance is carried out on anaesthetic equipment as required.

Qualifications and Skillsets

ACMATE303A appears in the following qualifications:

  • ACM30210 - Certificate III in Animal Technology
  • ACM50110 - Diploma of Animal Technology