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Approach To The Emergency Patient

Excel CPD - Vet Nurse CPD

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Date: Monday 12th August, 2024 - Friday 20th September, 2024
Start time: 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Duration: 15 hour(s)
Cost: £255

Week 1 - Patient Assessment and Triage

The concept of triage
Preparedness
Primary survey
Secondary Survey
Emergency history

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

Understand the triage process and how it can be utilised to prioritise emergency care
Describe how to make their team and environment prepared for when the emergency patient arrives
List how to carry out a primary survey during the initial assessment of the patient
Explain how to carry out a secondary survey assessment in order to list their concerns with the patient
Discuss how to communicate with the client including telephone advice, informed consent and emergency history


Week 2 - Shock

Classify shock
Emergency database
Blood pressure
Oxygen therapy
The use of multiparameter monitors

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

Identify a patient with shock and classify which type of shock they have
Explain which parameters may be tested during an emergency database and how these can help to identify shock in the emergency room
Understand the physiology of perfusion and ways in which blood pressure can be monitored in the emergency patient
List the different ways that oxygen therapy can be delivered to the emergency patient
Understand the uses and limitations of multiparameter monitors and their role in monitoring perfusion trends


Week 3 - Fluid Therapy

Patient assessment
Identifying a fluid deficit or change in volume
What fluids are available
Managing a change in content
Identifying a change in fluid distribution

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

Explain how to assess the patient’s fluid status using clinical exam and blood work
Discuss how to create a fluid plan to treat a fluid deficit such as hypovolaemia or dehydration
List what fluid options are available and which fluid might be preferred in which situation
Understand how fluid selection or the fluid plan can be altered to account for an electrolyte abnormality
Describe how to manage the patient with fluid overload or peripheral oedema


Week 4 - Neurological Emergencies

Neurological assessment
Coma scoring
Raised intracranial pressure
Seizures

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

Describe how to perform a neurological assessment of an emergency patient
Describe how to perform a coma score and understand how these may be used in neurological patients
Understand methods of identifying raised intracranial pressure and the physiology behind this
Recognise a seizuring patient and understand their management, from initial presentation and stabilisation of mild seizures through to the management of a patient in status epilepticus


Week 5 - Approach to the Trauma Patient

Assessment of wounds
Wound management
Management of fractures
Other injuries associated with trauma
Analgesia

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

Identify different wounds based on the patient history and appearance of the wound
Understand the principles of wound management and common techniques used to flush and debride wounds
Describe how to identify and manage fractures in the trauma patient
List other common injuries associated with trauma and how these should be managed
Implement an analgesia plan for the trauma patient based on pain assessment


Week 6 - Common Toxicities

Common toxins seen in emergency practice
Renal toxins
Hepatotoxins
Anticoagulants
Neurotoxins

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

Describe the different ways toxins can enter the body
List the most common renal toxins and understand the treatment of these patients
List the most common hepatotoxins and understand the different treatments for each of these
Understand the physiological effects of anticoagulant ingestion and the treatment of these patients
Identify the most common neurotoxins seen in practice and understand the treatment of these patients


Tutors: Elle Haskey & Katie Gray
Date: 12th August - 20th September 2024
Cost: £255 +vat
Length: 6 weeks
CPD: 15 hours
Level: Introduction / Intermediate

Who is it for?

Veterinary Nurses

Number of CPD hours this event can be recorded as

15 hours

Registration and Booking

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