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Common Emergency Patient Presentations

Excel CPD - Vet Nurse CPD

12 months ago
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Date: Monday 16th September, 2024 - Friday 25th October, 2024
Start time: 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Duration: 15 hour(s)
Cost: £255

Week 1 - Triage Assessment of the Trauma Patient and Stabilisation of the Emergency Patient

Carrying out an effective triage assessment and the RVN's role
Major body system assessment
Approach to dysfunction of the cardiovascular, respiratory and neurological systems
Practical considerations for managing the emergency patient stabilisation
Learning objectives

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

Correctly identify a patient with dysfunction of a major body system
Confidently triage and assess an emergency patient
Recognise the approach to dysfunction of different major body systems and stabilisation techniques utilised for emergency patients
Appreciate specific nursing considerations for the emergency presentation


Week 2 - Urethra Obstruction

Identification of the patient with urethral obstruction
Stabilisation techniques
Evidence-based discussion on emergency management, fluid types and analgesia options.
Learning objectives

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

Participate in case based discussions
Identify the patient’s condition and the pathophysiology alongside potential complicating factors such as co-morbidities
Understand how to correct fluid deficits and identifying the difference between hypovolemia and dehydration
Participate in acid-base and electrolyte discussions, including how to address hypo and hyperkalemia
Appreciate the specific nursing considerations for patients with urethral obstruction


Week 3 - Diabetic Ketoacidosis

Presentation and initial emergency management
Acid base balance and electrolyte abnormalities
Pathophysiology of diabetic ketoacidosis and complicating factors
Learning objectives

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

Participate in case based discussions
Identify the patient’s condition and the pathophysiology alongside potential complicating factors such as co-morbidities
Understand how to correct fluid deficits and identifying the difference between hypovolemia and dehydration
Participate in acid-base and electrolyte discussions, including how to address hypo and hyperkalemia
Appreciate the specific nursing considerations for patients with DKA


Week 4 - The Acute Abdomen - Surgical Cases

Pre-anaesthesia stabilisation and assessment
Analgesia choices in the critically ill patient
Peri-operative and recovery periods
Nursing specific concerns post operatively
Learning objectives

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

Develop a pre-anesthetic plan and discuss suitable stabilisation as well as attribute an ASA score
Complete with confidence a surgical checklist and identify areas of concern
Understand analgesia choices, the options we have including CRIS, local and regional techniques
Engage in cased based presentations, including abdominal foreign bodies and gastric dilatation and volvulus


Week 5 - The Acute Abdomen - Non-Surgical Cases

Analgesia and pain scoring
Non-surgical versus surgical patients
SIRS and DIC
Nutritional support
Learning objectives

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

Understand pain scoring and the importance of using validated methods
Understand analgesia choices, the options we have including CRIS, local and regional techniques
How to decide if a patient is surgical or non-surgical, especially in the case of traumatic haemoabdomen
Understand the pathophysiology behind systemic inflammatory response syndromes and disseminated intravascular coagulation and how to identify the early indications of development of these syndromes


Week 6 - Acute Gastrointestinal Disease

Haemorrhagic gastroenteritis including
parvovirus
Fluid therapy
Antibiosis
Learning objectives

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

Identify appropriate approaches to fluid replacement including discussion of the use of crystalloids and colloids in the patient with AHDS
Appreciate the importance of nutrition in the patient with acute gastro-intestinal disease and how we can provide that
Potential complications that may occur, including sepsis
Rational use of antibiotics using evidence bases


Tutor: Kath Howie
Date: 16th Sept - 25th Oct 2024
Cost: £255 +vat
Length: 6 weeks
CPD: 15 hours
Level: Intermediate

Who is it for?

Veterinary Nurses

The Speakers

Kath Howie VTS (ECC), RVN. Principal Nurse Manager, VetsNow

The Venue

Online

Number of CPD hours this event can be recorded as

15 hours

Registration and Booking

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