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Intravenous Induction Agents (anaesthesia)

Intravenous Induction Agents (anaesthesia)

Intravenous Induction Agents (anaesthesia)

Sue Hill
Sue Hill
on behalf of Health Education England

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Launch date: 02 May 2018
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Last updated: 07 May 2018

Reference: 188564

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This session introduces the novice anaesthetist to three of the commonly used intravenous induction agents: propofol, thiopental and etomidate.


By the end of this session you will be able to:
• Identify the drugs that are used for induction of anaesthesia
• State the dose required for induction of anaesthesia
• Describe the importance of induction agents in anaesthesia
• Describe the initial pharmacokinetics of a single dose of an induction agent
• Compare the unwanted effects of these agents
• Identify the absolute and relative contraindications to the use of propofol, thiopental and etomidate
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Sue Hill
on behalf of Health Education England

Sue Hill studied Natural Sciences at Cambridge University, with her final year in Pharmacology. She then spent three years in the Pharmacology Department in Cambridge completing a PhD that looked into possible mechanisms of general anaesthetic action. During that time she became fascinated by anaesthesia and undertook her medical training in Cambridge.

Sue is currently a Consultant.

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  • Health Education England
  • 0.50 Units -
    Exam Pass Rate: 60

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