Stages of Unconsciousness

This micro skills course describes the stages of unconsciousness that patients demonstrate during anaesthesia and provides information about intraoperative awareness.

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. Recognize the stages of unconsciousness during inhalational induction of anaesthesia and how this relates to everyday practice
  3. Identify signs of awareness that can occur in patients who are receiving inadequate anaesthesia
  4. Predict high-risk situations for awareness by knowing the factors commonly involved

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.