Critical Care

Nursing the Addisonian Patient with NOTES – Online Vet Nurse CPD

We hear about an ‘Addisonian crisis’ in emergency medicine, but do we truly understand it? This 50 minute online Vet Nurse CPD provides a good grounding in the anatomy and physiology of the adrenal gland, together with the hormones involved to … Continue reading

Nursing the Addisonian Patient – Online Vet Nurse CPD

We hear about an ‘Addisonian crisis’ in emergency medicine, but do we truly understand it? This 50 minute online Vet Nurse CPD provides a good grounding in the anatomy and physiology of the adrenal gland, together with the hormones involved to … Continue reading

Cardiovascular Anaesthetic Complications – Online Vet Nurse CPD

This 40 minute online Vet Nurse CPD will discuss the identification and management of cardiovascular emergencies, which may be encountered during anaesthesia, including bradycardia, tachycardia, arrhythmia, hypotension and hypoxaemia.  The tutorial will work though each of these conditions … Continue reading

Brachycephalics and Regurgitation – Online Vet Nurse CPD

This 25 minute online Vet Nurse CPD discusses what makes brachycephalics challenging to anaesthetise and looks at all aspects of their care during anaesthesia.  We will cover BOAS, difficult intubations and how to manage regurgitation.

 

 

Respiratory Physiotherapy – More Than Just Coupage? – Online Vet Nurse CPD

 

This 40 minute online Vet Nurse CPD discusses respiratory physiotherapy, which is perhaps the least understood and therefore the least utilised treatment in veterinary patients. By carrying out a respiratory assessment, reviewing chest radiographs and blood gases … Continue reading

Peri-Operative Feeding – Online Vet Nurse CPD

This 60 minute online Vet Nurse CPD discusses protocols for feeding prior to anaesthetics procedures, and why we instigate these.  It discusses  gastric emptying times and the effects of various types of diet.  Post-operative feeding looks at feeding those cases … Continue reading

Basic Physiotherapy for Recumbent and Respiratory Patients- Online Vet Nurse CPD

 

This 30 minute online CPD for vet nurses is aimed at addressing how veterinary practice continues to develop and evolve.  More challenging patients will require advanced nursing and supportive care to maximise the outcomes for these patients, and to … Continue reading

Pericardial Effusions – Online Vet Nurse CPD

This 60 minute online tutorial for Veterinary Nurses is an ‘all you need to know’ lecture of pericardial effusions, covering pathophysiology, diagnosis, treatment (including pericardiocentesis) and specific nursing considerations.

 

 

 

Post Anaesthesia High Dependency Nursing with Notes – Online Vet Nurse CPD

This webcast includes printable course notes.

The successful management of the post-operative, emergency and critically ill patient is dependent on numerous factors including the training and skills of personnel and the readiness of the facility. 

This … Continue reading

Post Anaesthesia High Dependency Nursing – Online Vet Nurse CPD

 

The successful management of the post-operative, emergency and critically ill patient is dependent on numerous factors including the training and skills of personnel and the readiness of the facility.

This 60 minute online vet … Continue reading

Diaphragmatic Hernias with Notes – Online Vet Nurse CPD

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This 70 minute online vet nurse CPD will look at the pre, intra and post operative considerations for the diaphragmatic rupture patient, including clinical signs, oxygen therapy, anaesthesia and surgical considerations, thoracic drain … Continue reading

Diaphragmatic Hernias – Online Vet Nurse CPD

This 70 minute online vet nurse CPD will look at the pre, intra and post operative considerations for the diaphragmatic rupture patient, including clinical signs, oxygen therapy, anaesthesia and surgical considerations, thoracic drain maintenance and care, and analgesia requirements.

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Anaesthesia for the Acute Abdomen – Online Vet Nurse CPD

This 60 minute online vet nurse CPD will, with the aid of a case study, discuss all aspects of anaesthesia for the acute abdomen including causes, patient preparation and stabilisation, monitoring, nursing support and recovery from anaesthesia. 

The acute … Continue reading

Nursing the Recumbent Patient with Notes – Online Vet Nurse CPD

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This 80 minute online vet nurse CPD will look at the various nursing techniques which encompass recumbent patient care including, respiratory considerations, nutritional support, bladder management, physiotherapy and massage techniques. Caring for recumbent patients … Continue reading

Assisted Feeding Techniques – Online Vet Nurse CPD

The aim of this 60 minute online tutorial for veterinary nurses, is to explore the different options available  for nutritional support. There is an introduction into the aims of nutrition in our hospitalised patients. The tutorial then covers each type of feeding tube … Continue reading

Assisted Feeding Techniques with Notes – Online Vet Nurse CPD

This webcast includes printable course notes.

The aim of this 60 minute online tutorial for veterinary nurses, is to explore the different options available  for nutritional support. There is an introduction into the aims of nutrition in our hospitalised patients. The tutorial then … Continue reading

Acute Kidney Injury with Notes – Online Vet Nurse CPD

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The aim of this 30 minute online tutorial for veterinary nurses, is to revisit the anatomy and physiology of the kidney and to understand the signs and symptoms which may be observed when our patients develop an acute … Continue reading

Acute Kidney Injury – Online Vet Nurse CPD

The aim of this 30 minute online tutorial for veterinary nurses, is to revisit the anatomy and physiology of the kidney and to understand the signs and symptoms which may be observed when our patients develop an acute kidney injury. This tutorial covers the … Continue reading

Endotracheal Intubation and Tracheostomy in the Emergency Patient – Online Vet Nurse CPD

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Tracheostomy tubes are rarely used, even in dedicated emergency clinics; but now and then they are essential to save an animal’s life. This 60 minute online CPD tutorial for veterinary nurses looks at the … Continue reading

Endotracheal Intubation and Tracheostomy in the Emergency Patient with Notes – Online Vet Nurse CPD

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Tracheostomy tubes are rarely used, even in dedicated emergency clinics; but now and then they are essential to save an animal’s life. This 60 minute online CPD tutorial for veterinary nurses looks at the … Continue reading

Chest Drains – Online Vet Nurse CPD

Why, when, and how chest drains are placed will be outlined, in this 60 minute online vet nurse CPD, along with the specific nursing considerations we need to address to ensure patient safety and comfort once a drain is in … Continue reading

Chest Drains with Notes – Online Vet Nurse CPD

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Why, when, and how chest drains are placed will be outlined, in this 60 minute online vet nurse CPD, along with the specific nursing considerations we need to address to ensure patient safety and … Continue reading

Approach to the Bleeding Patient with Notes – Online Vet Nurse CPD

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Bleeding disorders are relatively commonly encountered in dogs and cats but require a logical approach to their diagnosis and management. This 50 minute online vet nurse CPD will start by explaining the difference between … Continue reading

Approach to the Bleeding Patient – Online Vet Nurse CPD

Bleeding disorders are relatively commonly encountered in dogs and cats but require a logical approach to their diagnosis and management. This 50 minute online vet nurse CPD will start by explaining the difference between primary and secondary haemostasis, and then … Continue reading

Immune Mediated Haemolytic Anaemia – Online Vet Nurse CPD

This 45 minute online vet nurse CPD course discusses a life threatening haematological disorder seen more commonly in dogs than cats. Patients will often need extensive monitoring, blood transfusions and prolonged hospitalisation. The aim of this tutorial is to cover … Continue reading

Immune Mediated Haemolytic Anaemia with Notes – Online Vet Nurse CPD

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This 45 minute online vet nurse CPD course discusses a life threatening haematological disorder seen more commonly in dogs than cats. Patients will often need extensive monitoring, blood transfusions and prolonged hospitalisation. The aim … Continue reading

Acid Base and Blood Gas Analysis – Online Vet Nurse CPD

This 60 mininute online vet nurse CPD discusses how acid base and blood gas analyses are frequently used in the veterinary hospital to aid diagnosis, monitor therapy, and assess ventilation and oxygenation. This tutorial will cover the fundamentals of interpretation … Continue reading

Acid Base and Blood Gas Analysis with Notes – Online Vet Nurse CPD

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This 60 mininute online vet nurse CPD discusses how acid base and blood gas analyses are frequently used in the veterinary hospital to aid diagnosis, monitor therapy, and assess ventilation and oxygenation. This tutorial … Continue reading

Portosystemic Shunts with Notes – Online Vet Nurse CPD

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This 45 minute online vet nurse CPD course discusses portosystemic shunts which are vascular anomalies that allow blood to bypass the liver. There are a variety of treatment options which are associated with varying … Continue reading

Portosystemic Shunts – Online Vet Nurse CPD

This 45 minute online vet nurse CPD course discusses portosystemic shunts which are vascular anomalies that allow blood to bypass the liver. There are a variety of treatment options which are associated with varying prognoses. Patients with portosystemic shunts are … Continue reading

Care of the Ventilator Patient with Notes – Online Vet Nurse CPD

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This 45 minute online vet nurse CPD course discusses mechanical ventilators, which are an integral part of an intensive care unit. There are a variety of patients that may benefit from mechanical ventilation such … Continue reading

Care of the Ventilator Patient – Online Vet Nurse CPD

This 45 minute online vet nurse CPD course discusses mechanical ventilators, which are an integral part of an intensive care unit. There are a variety of patients that may benefit from mechanical ventilation such as those with hypoxemia (Pa02 <60mmHg) … Continue reading

Monitoring the Critical Care Patient with Notes – Online Vet Nurse CPD

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This 60 mininute online vet nurse CPD discusses nursing the critical patient, which requires the veterinary nurse to be familiar with monitoring techniques. It is vital that the veterinary nurse is able to identify … Continue reading

Monitoring the Critical Care Patient – Online Vet Nurse CPD

This 60 mininute online vet nurse CPD discusses nursing the critical patient, which requires the veterinary nurse to be familiar with monitoring techniques. It is vital that the veterinary nurse is able to identify changes in clinical parameters and bring … Continue reading

Nursing the Respiratory Patient with Notes – Online Vet Nurse CPD

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Nursing respiratory patients can often be very difficult with the animals requiring careful nursing to avoid their deterioration. This 1 hour 45 minute online vet nurse CPD looks at dealing with these patients effectively in … Continue reading

Nursing the Respiratory Patient – Online Vet Nurse CPD

Nursing respiratory patients can often be very difficult with the animals requiring careful nursing to avoid their deterioration. This 1 hour 45 minute online vet nurse CPD looks at dealing with these patients effectively in order to achieve a positive outcome. … Continue reading

Oxygen Therapy – Online Vet Nurse CPD

There are many conditions where a patient may require supplemented oxygen, for example, dyspnoea, shock, sepsis, SIRs and head trauma.

This 45 minute online vet nurse CPD tutorial will cover:

Definitions and causes for hypoxaemia and hypoxia. Methods of oxygen … Continue reading

Oxygen Therapy with Notes – Online Vet Nurse CPD

This webcast includes printable course notes.

There are many conditions where a patient may require supplemented oxygen, for example, dyspnoea, shock, sepsis, SIRs and head trauma.

This 45 minute online vet nurse CPD tutorial will cover:

Definitions and causes for … Continue reading

Staying Alive – What’s New in CPR? with Notes – Online Vet Nurse CPD

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This 60 minute online vet nurse CPD will review the latest RECOVER Veterinary CPR recommendations and will look how these guidelines can be applied practically in the ‘crash’ situation. Veterinary CPR has seen many … Continue reading

Staying Alive – What’s New in CPR? – Online Vet Nurse CPD

This 60 minute online vet nurse CPD will review the latest RECOVER Veterinary CPR recommendations and will look how these guidelines can be applied practically in the ‘crash’ situation. Veterinary CPR has seen many changes over the past 12 months, … Continue reading

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