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Anaesthesia, Analgesia And Critical Care For Rabbits

Excel CPD - Vet Nurse CPD

12 months ago
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Date: Monday 30th September, 2024 - Friday 25th October, 2024
Start time: 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Duration: 10 hour(s)
Cost: £205

Week 1 - Making Rabbit Anaesthesia Safer

Pre-op advice for clients
ASA grading – what increases the risk?
Monitoring under general anaesthesia
Post-operative care

Learning objectives
After completion of this week, participants should be able to:

Recap rabbit anaesthesia and how you can help build up your confidence, including pre op, intra op and post op care
Identify signs to be monitoring under anaesthesia – including CO2, SPO2, reflexes, HR, RR and BP readings
Use the ASA grading system, to look at why rabbits may be at a higher risk, compared with dogs and cats when placed under GA
Understand the options for intubation and maintaining an airway


Week 2 - Analgesia – Taking the Pain Away

The signs of pain
Causes of pain
Knock on effects of uncontrolled pain
Analgesia options

Learning objectives
After completion of this week, participants should be able to:

Identify the signs that rabbits show when in pain – these can be easily missed!
Learn how to use with the ‘Rabbit Grimace Scale’ in conjunction with clinical signs
Appreciate the secondary problems that pain can lead to, when it is not managed correctly
Know what analgesia options can be used in rabbits


Week 3 - Preparing for an Emergency

Preparation at the practice
Triaging rabbits
Obtaining a capsule history
Assessment
Managing owner expectations

Learning objectives
After completion of this week, participants should be able to:

Appreciate that when the phone rings it is important to be prepared for the emergency rabbit case
Know what to do and what equipment to set up to be ready
Understand how to triage rabbits and when continuing to do so may be detrimental
Obtain a quick and useful history from the owner to enable treatment to commence
Conduct a full assessment of the rabbit – from head to toe
Communicate with clients, managing their expectations and keeping them informed


Week 4 - Critical Care – Keeping them Alive!

What is and what isn’t an emergency
What to do when faced with a rabbit emergency
Stabilisation and oxygen therapy

Learning objectives
After completion of this week, participants should be able to:

Identify rabbit emergencies – they are not always obvious, and knowing what is and what isn’t an emergency is important
Understand the health conditions which are emergencies in rabbits, including gastrointestinal stasis/blockages, flystrike, liver lobe torsion and respiratory distress
Achieve the important goal of keeping stress to a minimum Identify the signs of improvement and deterioration


Tutor: Claire Speight
Date: 30th Sept - 25th Oct 2024
Cost: £205 +vat
Length: 4 weeks
CPD: 10 hours
Level: Intermediate

Who is it for?

Veterinary Nurses

The Speakers

Claire Speight A1 Clinical Coach, CG Cert Nursing Exotic Species, RVN

The Venue

Online

Number of CPD hours this event can be recorded as

10 hours

Registration and Booking

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