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Cardiology In Practice

Excel CPD - Vet Nurse CPD

5 months ago
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Date: Monday 10th June, 2024 - Friday 19th July, 2024
Start time: 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Duration: 15 hour(s)
Cost: £255

Week 1 - Feline Heart Disease

Prevalence, aetiology and pathophysiology of feline heart disease
Classification systems used to diagnose and treat feline cardiomyopathies
Nursing care and treatment aims

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

Explain the pathophysiology of feline heart disease
Understand the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM) classification system as it applies to feline cardiomyopathies
Be familiar with the best approach to a nurse a cat with heart disease and heart failure


Week 2 - Canine Heart Disease

Prevalence, aetiology and pathophysiology of myxomatous mitral valve disease (MMVD) and dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM)
Classification systems used to diagnose and treat MMVD
Staging systems used to diagnose and treat DCM in dogs
Nursing care of dogs with heart disease and heart failure

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

Explain the pathophysiology of MMVD and DCM
Understand the ACVIM classification system as it applies to MMVD and the staging system as it applies to canine DCM
Be familiar with the best approach to nurse a dog with either MMVD or DCM


Week 3 - ECG Theory

The ECG machine and settings
Achieving a good quality ECG trace
How to interpret an ECG

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

Set up an ECG and understand the settings
Apply theory to achieve a good quality ECG trace
Understand how to interpret an ECG, using an algorithmic system


Week 4 - ECG Application

Application of theory from week 1 to cases
Anaesthesia and ECGs
Life threatening arrhythmias

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

Apply theoretical learning to practical cases
Understand the role of anaesthesia and surgery upon ECGs
Identify life threatening arrhythmias


Week 5 - Heart Failure

Pathophysiology of heart failure
Acute life threatening and chronic management
Management of patients with heart failure

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

Understand how heart failure can occur
Identify patients with heart failure and nurse them appropriately
Recognise drugs used in the treatment of heart failure


Week 6 - Diagnostic Tests and the Cardiac Patient

Diagnostic tests used in cardiac patients
How to approach the test and the patient
Evaluation of diagnostic tests in cardiac patients

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

Perform or assist with diagnostic tests with confidence
Apply best practice methods to achieve reliable and repeatable results
Understand the purpose of diagnostic tests used in cardiac medicine


Tutor: Charlotte Pace
Date: 10th June - 19th July 2024
Cost: £255 +vat
Length: 6 weeks
CPD: 15 hours
Level: Intermediate
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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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