Clinical Effects of Anaesthetic Techniques on the Respiratory System

This micro skills course is concerned with how anaesthesia affects the respiratory system, and how these changes lead to the clinical effects seen during anaesthesia. The micro skills course will illustrate the clinical effects of altered respiratory mechanics, the clinical effects of an altered respiratory drive, the clinical effects of altered airway reactivity and the clinical effects of changing gas mixtures.

Delivery Mode
Online - Self Paced
Course Duration
30-60 minutes
Course Type
Yes, on completion
Course Code
Content Provider
Royal College of Anaesthetists

What will I learn?

  1. By the end of this session you will be able to:
  2. Explain the clinical effects seen due to the changes in respiratory physiology occurring during anaesthesia. By understanding the likely mechanisms you will be better able to anticipate these changes and respond to them appropriately
  3. Classify respiratory changes according to their mechanism

Course provided in association with


  • This eLearning session is provided by the Content Providers listed above but it does not in any way constitute a qualification or accreditation from them.
  • Certificates provided at the end of each session are issued by Talisium under licence and cannot be used by students to seek membership, fellowship or any other form of recognition by the Content Provider.
  • This micro skills course may contain references to UK laws, regulations, policies and practice guidelines.
  • You should apply the lessons within the context of your local environment.
  • This micro skills course may contain features that are not optimised for mobile devices.